(Albany, NY) Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts opposes dangerous changes to the Title X program that threaten access to care across the country and here in New York.
Statement from Robin Chappelle Golston, President & CEO, Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts:
"In New York, Planned Parenthood serves 52% of the patients receiving care through Title X, making us an essential part of the health care delivery network in our state. New Yorkers have relied on Title X for affordable birth control and preventive health care services for decades. Now the Trump-Pence administration’s Gag Rule threatens access to quality care here in New York and across the country. We are reviewing these changes closely and remain committed to fighting to ensure that all New Yorkers have access to quality, affordable reproductive and sexual health care.”
Fast Facts About NYS and Title X:
In New York State, Planned Parenthood serves 52% of Title X patients.
In 2017, 187 health centers supported by the Title X program provided care to over 310,000 New Yorkers.
It is estimated that in 2015 Title X services in New York prevented 59,200 unintended pregnancies. 83% of New York Title X patients have incomes at or below 250% of the federal poverty level ($30,350 for an individual).
In 14 states, including New York, Planned Parenthood serves more than 50 percent of the Title X patients in the state. This includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Washington, Wisconsin, Utah, and Vermont.
In NYS, almost half (40%) of Planned Parenthood’s health centers are in medically underserved areas.
Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts is a non-profit, statewide organization dedicated to protecting and expanding access to a full range of reproductive and sexual health care services. It represents New York’s Planned Parenthood affiliates and works to protect and expand access to reproductive health care for all New Yorkers.