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Liletta IUD Approved for 5 Year Use

Liletta IUD Approved for 5 Year Use

November 08th, 2018

In recent contraceptive news, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the extension of use for Liletta Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) from 3 years to 5 years. This is exciting news because now Liletta will be usable for the same amount of time as Mirena, another IUD lasting for 5 years. To read more […]

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Collective Resource Hub

Collective Resource Hub

September 04th, 2018

August 8, 2018 marked the launch of Arizona Family Health Partnership’s newest website: CollectiveResourceHub.org. Earlier this year, Arizona Family Health Partnership was awarded a contract with Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) and Collective STEP for Youth (STEP) to develop, house, and maintain a comprehensive resource hub website for professionals that serve adolescents. The […]

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We Have Condoms…Come and Get Them!

We Have Condoms…Come and Get Them!

July 20th, 2018

In August of 2016, AFHP applied for and received a supplemental grant from the Office of Population Affairs to provide Zika prevention resources, materials, and trainings to community partners around the state. As part of these efforts, AFHP purchased over 500,000 condoms, and have been distributing them ever since. We’ve given condoms to community partners […]

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The Birth Control Shot

The Birth Control Shot

June 28th, 2018

Remembering to take a pill everyday can be a challenge but also the commitment to get an IUD or implant can feel daunting. Luckily, there is a happy medium, the birth control shot. The shot (aka Depo-Provera, the Depo shot, or DMPA), is given about every 3 months and is effective at preventing pregnancy. With […]

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What are LARCs?

What are LARCs?

December 11th, 2017

Long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), which include both birth control implants and intrauterine devices (IUDs), last for 3 to 10 years and are easy to use. LARCs can be removed at any time and you can become pregnant as soon as they are out. They are the most effective forms of reversible birth control. There […]

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Back to basics…just what is family planning?

Back to basics…just what is family planning?

December 04th, 2017

Family planning is defined as the means by which individuals and couples attain their desired number of children and the spacing and timing of their births. This is achieved with contraception and the treatment of infertility. Options for family planning include IUDs and implants, birth control pills, patches, and rings, injections, barrier methods like condoms […]

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Open Enrollment 2018

Open Enrollment 2018

November 21st, 2017

Are you in need of health insurance? Well, you’re in luck! It’s that time of year again, open enrollment season. The open enrollment period started November 1st and it ends Dec. 15th. 2018 Open Enrollment is shorter than in previous years. It’s important to act quickly. If you don’t act by December 15, you can’t […]

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Part 4: The Link Between Abortion and Poverty

Part 4: The Link Between Abortion and Poverty

August 15th, 2017

Although we live in a country where abortion is legal, there are still many barriers that can prevent a woman from terminating a pregnancy: women may not know the legal status of abortion in their state, they may not have the financial ability to pay for the procedure, they may not be able to get […]

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Part 3: The Cost of Unintended Pregnancy

Part 3: The Cost of Unintended Pregnancy

August 07th, 2017

According to the Guttmacher Institute, the national public expenditure on unintended pregnancies was estimated to be $21.0 billion in 2010. This averages out to be $336 of state and federal money spent on every woman of childbearing age (15-44 years old) in the United States. Nationally, about 1.5 million births were unintended and public insurance […]

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Part 2: The Demographics of Unintended Pregnancy

Part 2: The Demographics of Unintended Pregnancy

July 25th, 2017

Nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended. This rate is not consistent among different demographic groups; some women will be disproportionately affected by these unplanned pregnancies and the consequences. The Healthy People 2020 campaign, designed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has a goal to increase the percentage of […]

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