PROFILE OF FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAM SERVICES
IN WEST VIRGINIA
WV DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN RESOURCES
OFFICE OF MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAM
The purpose of this report is to create public awareness about the problem of unintended pregnancy and to elicit support for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Maternal and Child Health, Family Planning Program. Family planning means much more than providing contraceptive services. By providing confidential information, services, and methods, women and men are able to determine the timing and spacing of their children. This, in turn, fosters a higher quality of life by helping to assure a measure of economic and personal self-sufficiency.
This profile documents that investments in reproductive health services represent a cost-effective utilization of limited public resources. Availability of family planning services will:
In this time of imminent change in the health care delivery system, the Family Planning Program is committed to providing quality reproductive health services to the West Virginia population at risk of unintended pregnancy or in need of subsidized family planning care.
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