Title X Family Planning Program (1970)

The Title X Family Planning Program, commonly known as the Population Research and Voluntary Family Planning Programs, was enacted in 1970 under President Richard Nixon. This legislation on family planning and population emerged from the War on Poverty and was part of the Public Health Service Act. President Nixon’s rationale for implementing Title X was to expand research, provide adequate training to family planning and reproductive personnel, and further develop family planning services by increasing population growth information and education. Essentially, Title X’s main objective is to increase access to sexual and reproductive health services by fostering methods to enhance affordability for those who are low-income, impoverished, and/or uninsured.

The Title X Program is designed to facilitate access to contraceptive services, supplies, and information to all ...

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