Family PlanningThe Michigan Family Planning Program makes available general reproductive health assessment, comprehensive contraceptive services, related health education and counseling, and referrals as needed to every citizen of the state. The program's strong educational and counseling component helps to reduce health risks and promote healthy behaviors.
While services are available to anyone, the primary target population is low-income women and men. Individuals with income levels at or below poverty can receive the full array of program services at no cost. No one is denied services because of inability to pay. Through contracts with 32 agencies, a network of local programs assures availability of the services statewide.
- Local family planning agencies are allocated public funds based on the number of clients they expect to serve.
- Services are delivered through local health departments, planned parenthood affiliates, hospitals, and private non-profit agencies.
- Services provided include a general health assessment, screening, contraception, pregnancy detection, infertility services, client and community education, and follow-up and referral for problems for both females and males.
Michigan Title X Family Planning Program Standards & Guidelines Manual, 2014 (Revised November 2014) (pdf)
Family Planning Advisory Council:
Annual Health Care Plan Documents:
- Family Planning Program Work Plan Format and Instructions
- Family Planning Services Provided Worksheet
Clinical Standards and Guidelines for Contraceptives (2015):
- Table of Contents
- Basic Infertility
- Combined Hormonal Contraceptives
- Emergency Contraceptive
- Female Condom
- FemCap Cervical Cap
- Fertility Awareness
- Intrauterine Contraceptive (IUD): Identification of Candidates
- IUD Placement
- IUD Removal
- IUD Complications: Uterine Perforation
- IUD Complications: Missing Strings
- IUD Complications: Abnormal Bleeding
- Male Condom
- Systemic Progestin-Only Contraceptive Methods
- Vaginal Spermicide
Additional Documents and Resources:
Family Planning Program Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Protocol (Revised: November 1, 2014)
- CDC Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines 2010
- When Teens Diclose Dating Violence to Providers: A Guide to Confidentiality and Reporting Laws in Michigan (created by National Center for Youth Law in collaboration with Family Violence Prevention Fund
- Acknowledgement Prohibition against Coercion in Federally Supported Programs Form
Epidemiology and Data Reports:
The Family Planning Program receives support from a Family Planning Epidemiologist, located in the Bureau of Epidemiology. Supports includes epidemiologic study design, statistical analysis, technical expertise, program evaluation, and policy and program development. This position produces several documents including a Family Planning Newsletter and Annual Reports. All reports can be accessed here.
Mail to: Deanna Charest