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September is World Sexual Health Month

September is World Sexual Health Month

September 30th, 2019

The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) defines sexual health as the ability to embrace and enjoy sexuality throughout our lives, adding that it is an important part of our physical and emotional health. They provide information on other topics including sexual pleasure and its benefits, sex after 50, sexual health in the military and ten […]

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Nationwide Poll on Reproductive Health Policy

Nationwide Poll on Reproductive Health Policy

June 17th, 2019

The Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) published findings from a poll last month that examine public opinion towards many different facets of reproductive health care, with a focus on recent changes to federal reproductive health policy made by the Trump administration. For a refresher on what the administration’s rule changes include, and the negative […]

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March Comes in Like a Lion

March Comes in Like a Lion

March 08th, 2019

Happy International Women’s Day (IWD)! The first gathering that brought about IWD took place in 1911 and included over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. March 8th has since become a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for […]

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The Arizona Legislature Request to Speak System

The Arizona Legislature Request to Speak System

November 29th, 2018

The Request To Speak program (RTS) is designed to allow the public to register an opinion on bills listed on agendas and to request to speak on a bill in a committee. It replaces the old slips of paper previously used to sign in and let the committee chairperson know you want to speak to […]

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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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“The Pill”

“The Pill”

June 21st, 2018

Oral contraceptives (commonly known as ‘the pill’) are one of the most popular forms of birth control used by women. Although most people know a bit about the pill it never hurts to have a quick overview, so read on! There are two types of birth control pills- combination pills, which contain estrogen and progestin, […]

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