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NFPRHA Applauds Final Title X Family Planning Rule

Washington, DC – Today, the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) released its final rule for the Title X program, which officially lifts the harmful restrictions put in place by the Trump administration and reinstates program rules that governed the program prior to July 2019. The following is a statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA).

“NFPRHA is thrilled to see the Biden administration officially rescind the 2019 Title X program rule. Today’s action is a pivotal step toward restoring access to essential family planning and sexual health care that millions of people rely on from Title X. Safety-net family planning providers should be heartened to know they have the full support of the federal government in delivering health care governed with integrity and with the highest regard for patients’ health needs. The cruel restrictions under the previous administration splintered the network of family planning providers and decimated access to preventive health care for people living with low incomes – particularly those who already face systemic barriers to health care, including immigrants, people of color, women, people who are LGBTQ, and indigenous people.  

“The need to strengthen the Title X program is more urgent than ever, with the twin burdens of the COVID-19 pandemic and the previous rule. We are encouraged that longstanding, highly qualified providers that withdrew from the program and have been without critical funding for more than two years can begin to rejoin the program under these new rules.

“Today is an enormous victory for family planning providers in communities across the country and for their patients. We are grateful to the Biden administration for delivering on its promise to make it right for Title X. We also look forward to continuing to work with the administration in rebuilding the network and expanding access to family planning care for all who need it.”


NFPRHA is a membership organization representing publicly funded family planning providers and administrators nationwide. NFPRHA advances and elevates the importance of family planning in the nation’s health care system and promotes and supports the work of family planning providers and administrators, especially those in the safety net. For more information, visit

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