FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 14, 2016
Contact: Audrey Sandusky, 202-293-3114 ext. 207,

Title X Protections Will Not Shield Program from Peril

Statement from Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA)

WASHINGTON, DC – “The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recognizes the importance of improving access to high-quality family planning care for all by finalizing regulations for Title X, the nation’s family planning program. The rule clarifies and strengthens longstanding protections unique to the Title X program.

“We celebrate today’s long overdue step toward strengthening and protecting the diverse network of family planning providers on which millions of poor and low-income women and men rely for high-quality family planning and sexual health care. Unfortunately, this protection may only be temporary. 

“Congressional opponents have made clear their intentions to swiftly reverse all of the recent progress made for women’s health, including blocking these important protections. At a time when the stakes for women’s health could not be higher, the need for a robust family planning safety net has never been greater.”


NFPRHA is a membership organization representing providers and administrators committed to helping people get the family planning education and care they need to make the best choices for themselves and their loved ones. NFPRHA works to enhance the ability of thousands of nurse practitioners, doctors, and other health professionals to provide high-quality family planning care through training and advocacy. For more information, visit  

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