On April 25, 2014, CDC released recommendations on providing quality family planning services. The report acknowledges the substantial challenges in reproductive health in the US, including the fact that almost half of pregnancies are unintended and, relative to other industrialized countries, our high rates of adolescent childbearing, preterm birth, and infant mortality. The recommendations are for primary care providers and are intended to guide them in offering family planning services to women, men and couples. It emphasizes the importance of providing education about a full range of contraceptive methods and addresses the special needs of adolescents.
– To read the recommendations, please go to http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr6304.pdf.