A new online tool created by the Guttmacher Institute allows users to create customized tables with data on the contraceptive needs and services within a given county or groups of counties in a state. All data included in the new tool are for 2010, the most recent year available.
Among the key data points that can be downloaded into tables are:
- women in need of contraceptive services (i.e., women aged 13–44 who are sexually active and able to become pregnant, but do not wish to become pregnant) by age, race/ethnicity and income;
- women in need of publicly funded contraceptive services (i.e., those in need of contraception and also either younger than age 20, or age 20 and older with an income below 250% of the federal poverty level);
- number of publicly funded clinics and the numbers of clients served, overall or among clinics receiving Title X funding.
“We believe that this easy-to-use tool will be of great value to family planning providers, for instance when they make the case for their inclusion in health insurance plans’ provider networks,” says Kinsey Hasstedt, public policy associate at Guttmacher. “Providers will be able to document the need for publicly supported family planning services in the counties they serve, as well as the significant and valuable contribution they already make by providing contraceptive services to those in need.”
Once a table has been created, it can be downloaded in Excel format. The county-level Tablemaker is available here.
For more information:
Fact Sheets and Videos
Facts on Publicly Funded Contraceptive Services in the United States
State Facts About Unintended Pregnancy
State Policies in Brief
Guttmacher video: Publicly Supported Family Planning Services Are Essential
Title X: An Essential Investment, Now More Than Ever
Contraceptive Needs and Services, 2010
Variation in Service Delivery Practices Among Clinics Providing Publicly Funded Family Planning Services in 2010
U.S. Women's Use of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Trends, Sources of Care and Factors Associated with Use, 1995–2010
Working Successfully with Health Plans: An Imperative for Family Planning Centers
Public Costs from Unintended Pregnancies and the Role of Public Insurance Programs in Paying for Pregnancy and Infant Care: Estimates for 2008
The Social and Economic Benefits of Women's Ability to Determine Whether and When to Have Children
Contraception and Beyond: The Health Benefits of Services Provided at Family Planning Centers