Title X

Quality Family Planning Guidance

On April 24, 2014, the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the highly anticipated new guidance for the Title X family planning program. The guidance was issued in two parts: program requirements that can be found on OPA’s website, and a summary of clinical recommendations, Providing Quality Family Planning Services, which are included in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (publication date: April 25, 2014).

Title X guidance was last issued in 2001. The new guidance, which is the culmination of a rigorous and comprehensive process, includes program requirements derived from statute or regulations and clinical guidelines based on the best available evidence and expert opinion. The clinical guidelines are intended to establish benchmarks on providing high-quality family planning care for all providers delivering family planning and sexual health services. This new guidance is the result of a four-year process.

Read NFPRHA's Press Release on the guidance release. 


  • NFPRHA Memo on Adolescent Confidentiality (PDF) - A memo from NFPRHA and Abigail English, Director of the Center for Adolescent Health & the Law that details the legal history and requirements in statute, regulation, and case law to protect confidentiality for adolescents who receive Title X-funded services (June 5, 2014).  

  • Title X Program Requirements (PDF) - OPA guidelines to assist current and prospective grantees in understanding and utilizing the family planning services grants program authorized by Title X (April 24, 2014). 

  • Providing Quality Family Planning Services (HTML) - CDC and OPA clinical recommendations on providing quality family planning services (April 25, 2014). 

For additional resources & information, access NFPRHA fact sheets and federal comments by issue or read NFPRHA's publications

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