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A Review of the HHS Family Planning Program: Mission, Management, and Measurement of Results
The following conclusions emerged from the committee’s review of the literature on the role and history of family planning in the United States:
The provision of family planning services has important benefits for the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, and the nation as a whole.
Planning for families—helping people have children when theywant to and avoid conception when they do not—is a critical socialand public health goal.
The federal government has a responsibility to support theattainment of this goal. There is an ongoing need for public investment in family planning services, particularly for those who are lowincome or experience other barriers to care.