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Title X Regulatory Changes and Their Impact on Adolescent Health.

  • Author(s): Schapiro, Naomi A
  • et al.
Abstract

Title X of the Public Health Act has provided access to confidential reproductive care for low-income adolescents and adults since 1970, helping to bring adolescent pregnancy rates to historic lows. Recent regulatory changes in program funding eligibility and provider counseling options may reverse this trend. This policy brief will address the history and impact of Title X funding on adolescent access to reproductive health care, explain the implications of these recent regulatory changes in Title X implementation, and encourage advocacy to protect health care provider practice and adolescent access to confidential care.

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