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What is family planning?

Family planning is a federally funded program that helps you decide the number of children you want and when you want to have them. It is a decision for you and your partner to make together.

Family planning services include:

  • Physical exams for men and women.
  • Abstinence.
  • Birth control methods and referral for sterilization procedures.
  • Breast, cervical and testicular cancer screening.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
  • Preconception and life plan counseling.
  • Pregnancy testing.
  • Counseling and education.
  • Community education and outreach.
  • Referrals to preventive health and social services such as primary care, nutrition services, immunizations, WIC and others.
  • Fertility awareness-based methods.
  • Basic infertility services.
  • Services for adolescents.

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