Gutting Family Planning Program will have ‘catastrophic impact on New Yorkers’: Stringer

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In the face of possible cuts to family planning and healthcare in Congress, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer released a report breaking down the importance of Title X National Family Planning Program funding to New York City.

Title X is the only federal program that provides dedicated funding for family planning and related preventative health services, according to the comptroller’s office. The program supports services including cancer screenings (including cervical and breast), pregnancy testing, contraceptive counseling and services, pelvic exams, sexually transmitted disease testing, and infertility services along with health education and referrals for health and social services.

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