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2014 Title X Guidelines

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The Office of Population Affairs (OPA) has released the revised Title X Program Guidelines, which has two components. The first is entitled Recommendations for Providing Quality Family Planning (QFP) Services, 2014, and the second is the Title X Program Requirements.

Developed in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the QFP has several important features that will improve quality of care and help families achieve their desired number and spacing of healthy children. The QFP integrates and fills gaps in existing clinical recommendations and is based on the best available evidence.

Addressing the needs of both female and male clients, the QFP defines what services should be offered in a family planning visit and encourages the use of the family planning visit to provide related preventive services such as breast and cervical cancer screening. Detailed information is provided about how to provide contraceptive services, with particular attention paid to the special needs of adolescent clients