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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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Part 1: Effects of Unintended Pregnancies on Young Mothers

Part 1: Effects of Unintended Pregnancies on Young Mothers

July 11th, 2017

Whether a woman is in high school or college, having an unintended pregnancy can have life-altering effects for both her and her child. For teenage mothers, there are many barriers to gaining an education and having economic stability. Completing high school and continuing onto higher education is crucial for attaining a well-paying job. Unfortunately, only […]

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Celebrating Griswold v. Connecticut

June 30th, 2017

On June 7th, during a time of great uncertainty, trepidation and confusion, Griswold v. Connecticut had its 52nd anniversary. This landmark Supreme Court case helped pave the way for Arizonans and the rest of the nation to have access to contraception, as well as family planning programs, services, and support. The 1965 ruling affirmed the […]

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The End of the Birth Control Mandate?

The End of the Birth Control Mandate?

June 19th, 2017

Beginning in 2012, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance plans offered through employers were required to cover, with no cost to the employees, at least one type of each birth control approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Thanks to this coverage, 55 million women have access to birth control with no […]

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Guttmacher Institute Refutes Trump Administration’s Claims Regarding FQHCs

Guttmacher Institute Refutes Trump Administration’s Claims Regarding FQHCs

June 06th, 2017

A recent article published by the Guttmacher Institute looked at the different capacities and roles of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and other Title X providers that focus on reproductive health. Recently, the Trump administration has been trying to make FQHCs the sole providers of publicly funded family planning care, while defunding other family planning […]

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Zika Threat Not Over – CDC Weighs In

Zika Threat Not Over – CDC Weighs In

May 02nd, 2017

In an article published by Stat last December, CDC Director Tom Freiden was interviewed on the topic of Zika. Due to the colder weather it seems many Americans have put Zika out of their minds as a potential threat, and dream of travelling to warmer climates to escape the snow. But Freiden says that for […]

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Page High School Adds Sexual Education to Life Choices/Personal Fitness Classes

Page High School Adds Sexual Education to Life Choices/Personal Fitness Classes

April 28th, 2017

This year Canyonlands Healthcare has added Sexual Education to their ongoing Life Choices curriculum. The course is intended as a way for students of Page High School to learn about basic life skills and personal decision making, as well as the outcomes of these choices. One staff member in particular was enthusiastic when they heard […]

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AFHP Hosts First Chlamydia Performance Improvement Project Meeting for Chlamydia Grant

AFHP Hosts First Chlamydia Performance Improvement Project Meeting for Chlamydia Grant

April 03rd, 2017

At the end of March, AFHP hosted our partner agencies to kick off the beginning of the Chlamydia Performance improvement Project. AFHP was awarded a grant at the beginning of 2017 by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to improve the amount of people tested for Chlamydia in the state of Arizona. ADHS receives […]

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