Family Planning Centers

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Industry Profile Excerpts

Industry Overview

The 2,300 family planning centers in the US provide a variety of outpatient services, including contraceptive services, genetic and prenatal counseling, voluntary sterilization, and therapeutic and medically-induced termination of pregnancy. Although the majority of clients at family planning centers are women, most establishments offer services for men also. Non-profit organizations account for 75% of establishments and 55% of revenue.

Controversial Services

Certain services offered by family planning centers are controversial and have been the topic of debate for decades.

Competition From Alternative Service Providers

Family planning centers face competition from a variety of alternative service providers, including state and local health departments, physicians, hospitals, general health clinics, school clinics, urgent care clinics, and other health care providers.

Industry size & Structure

The average family planning center employs 15-16 workers and generates $1.4 million annually.

    • The family planning center industry consists of about 2,300 establishments that employ 23,500 workers and generate over $3 billion annually.
    • Nonprofit organizations account for 75% of establishments and 55% of revenue. For-profit organizations account for 25% of establishments and 45% of revenue.
    • Organizations that offer family planning services include federally qualified health centers (FQHC) and clinics, state health departments, Planned Parenthood affiliates, and other independent agencies, such as family planning councils.
    • The industry is concentrated at the top and fragmented at the bottom; the top 50 organizations account for 59% of industry revenue.
                                Industry Forecast
                                Family Planning Centers Industry Growth
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                                Recent Developments

                                Mar 6, 2023 - Communities On State Borders Struggle Over Abortion Clinics
                                • Zoning law changes are being proposed in some communities to stop abortion clinics from being established within their borders, according to National Public Radio. Some clinics that have closed in states with strict abortion bans have relocated to cities and towns just over the border, in states where abortion is legal. Local ordinances have been identified as a tool for officials to control where patients can get an abortion since Roe v. Wade was overturned, abortion rights advocates and legal experts say. The US Supreme Court had ruled in Roe v. Wade that it was unconstitutional for state or local lawmakers to create any “substantial obstacle” to a patient seeking an abortion. That rule no longer exists, and efforts are under way in in Iowa, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nebraska, and Ohio communities to block the establishment of clinics, according to NPR.
                                • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow retail pharmacies to offer abortion pills in the US for the first time. Pharmacies can apply for certification to distribute abortion pill mifepristone with one of the two companies that make it, and if successful they will be able to dispense it directly to patients upon receiving a prescription from a certified prescriber. The change includes permanently removing restrictions on mail order shipping of the pills and their prescription through telehealth.
                                • The packaging information for the emergency contraception pill Plan B will be changed to explicitly state that it can prevent pregnancy but can’t cause an abortion. The changes mandated by the Food and Drug Administration clearly distinguish this form of contraception, which is available over the counter without a prescription or medical exam, from medication abortion pills, which can stop a pregnancy after a fertilized egg is implanted in the uterus. A Planned Parenthood Federation of America spokesperson explained why the distinction is important. “While emergency contraception is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy after having unprotected sex, it’s critical that people understand emergency contraception won’t work if you are already pregnant,” said Lauren Kokum, who serves as the director of affiliate communications at Planned Parenthood.
                                • The Biden Administration has acted to boost funding for centers that receive Title X funding. The US Department of Health and Human Services will make $6 million in grants available to expand access to family planning clinics that receive Title X federal funding. The Biden administration has also asked Congress for an additional $400 million for the clinics. It also said that the US Department of Education will issue a reminder to universities that they cannot discriminate against students on the basis of pregnancy, including if a pregnancy has been terminated. A Pew Research Center survey this summer showed that 61% of Americans believe that abortion should be legal in most cases, though the political divide over those questions has become starker.
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