New Federal Regulations Will Seriously Undermine Family Planning Services

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Emory University
University of Georgia

Originally published as "New Federal Regulations Will Seriously Undermine Family Planning Services," Georgia Health News, April 8, 2019.

For nearly 50 years, Title X, the national family planning program, has provided millions of low-income and uninsured people access to high-quality health care in line with national medical and ethical practice standards.

This important program has helped health providers, like public health departments and community clinics, offer a wide range of preventive health services, including contraception, breast and cervical cancer screenings, sexually transmitted disease testing and pre-conception health care, to 4 million clients each year.