About Title X
The Title X Family Planning Program is a federal grant program created in 1970 to provide comprehensive and confidential family planning services and preventive health services. Services provided include contraception counseling and provision, some cancer screenings, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and wellness exams.
Title X is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Population Affairs (OPA). The program prioritizes serving people and families with low incomes and is implemented through grants to over 3,500 clinical sites, including public health departments and non-profit health centers.
Every Body Texas and Title X
In 2013, Every Body Texas became the statewide administrator of the federal Title X Family Planning Program. We currently support a network of over 30 agencies with more than 150 clinic sites across the state serving more than 180,000 clients annually.
As the statewide Title X administrator, our work entails much more than just granting funds to clinics to provide services. We have a deep commitment to high-quality, person-centered care. That is why we train providers and administrators in our network of clinics on how to provide the best care—care that clients need, want, and deserve.
Who is a Title X Client?
Title X clients are diverse and include adolescents and adults, people of varying racial and ethnic identities, and LGBTQIA clients. Anyone who can cause a pregnancy or achieve a pregnancy can be a Title X client if they are receiving Title X services.
Title X is intended to make reproductive healthcare services available to low-income and uninsured individuals. That means clients without health insurance or who can’t afford to pay for services can receive care on a sliding fee scale based on income. Clients can also receive services confidentially – and that includes minors (people under the age of 18). However, due to a federal court ruling in December 2022, Title X clinics in Texas currently require consent from a parent or guardian if a minor is seeking contraception (birth control). Other services like pregnancy testing, testing and treatment for STIs, and information about contraception are available to all clients -- regardless of age or parental consent. Individuals do not need a government issued ID or to be a US citizen to access Title X services.
What services are covered under Title X?
Services that are considered family planning for the purposes of Title X include:
- Contraceptive services, including counseling on reproductive life goals
- Basic infertility services
- Counseling on achieving pregnancy
- Preconception Health services
- STI testing and treatment (including HIV/AIDS); and
- Related preventive health services, such as Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening
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