There are now comprehensive, evidence-informed guidelines for the delivery of family planning and related preventive health services.
Providing Quality Family Planning Services (QFP) offers clinical recommendations developed jointly by OPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published as a MMWR Recommendations and Reports. QFP are available for use by reproductive health and primary care providers across all practice settings.
NOTE: On March 4, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published a final rule in the Federal Register that revises the regulations governing the Title X family planning program. The Program Requirements document is currently being updated to reflect the revised regulations.
Program Requirements for Title X Funded Family Planning Projects (Title X Requirements) are derived from the statute regulations and other requirements for health services providers under Title X of Public Health Service Act.
Clinical Guidelines Cited in QFP
- U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, 2016
- U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2016
Sexually transmitted diseases
Preconception and other preventive services
- Recommendations to Improve Preconception Health and Health Care 2006, CDC
- U.S. Preventive Service Task Force
Professional Medical Associations cited in QFP
QFP also draws on the clinical guidelines of several professional medical associations. These include:
Content last reviewed on March 13, 2019