Spring Is In The Air

spring flowers

Birth Control, Health Care, STIs, Uncategorized

It is always a delicate judgement call here in Maine, deciding when to officially call it ‘spring,’ but we’re calling it here at Maine Family Planning. The daffodils and forsythia are in full bloom, and seedlings are going into the ground any day. As we look forward to warmer days and more time outside, as […]

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You Could Have the Most Common STI in the U.S. and Not Know It

Chlamydia is the most common reportable STI in the United States.

Health Care, STIs

Over half of people in the U.S. will get a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) during their lifetime, yet most adults don’t know how common STIs are — or that they’re on the rise. MFP’s STI Series aims to bridge that knowledge gap. Armed with the facts, we can bust stigma and stay healthy! “Asymptomatic.” The word’s usage has […]

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Get PrEP-ped to Prevent HIV

Taking PrEP medication daily can help prevent HIV if you are at risk.

Health Care, HIV/AIDS

We know you know your status*. But did you know that there’s a little blue pill that helps prevent HIV? That’s right! It’s called pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, and it’s a daily medication to help prevent HIV for people at risk of exposure. That (longer-than-you-may-think) list includes: Your Maine Family Planning provider can help you […]

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18 Clinics, 18 Days: Showing Up for Our Communities

Birth Control, Family Planning, Get Involved, Health Care, STIs, Title X, Transgender Health Care

Real talk: It’s not easy keeping rural clinics open, but it’s an essential part of our mission because we believe ALL Mainers need access to excellent, evidence-based sexual and reproductive health care, no matter where they live or what they earn. Last year, we faced an unexpected funding gap after the unethical, unlawful Domestic Gag […]

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Birth Control, Virtually

Birth Control, Virtually

Birth Control, Family Planning, Health Care

During this time of social and economic uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to have the information and supplies you need to avoid unplanned pregnancy. That’s why Maine Family Planning is ramping up its telehealth operations in response to Covid-19, so you can access expert care, including many forms of contraception, without having to visit […]

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How Do I Get Birth Control During a Pandemic?

An MFP nurse practitioner sitting in front of an open laptop used for telehealth appointments.

Birth Control, Health Care

We know that even during a health emergency, people still need birth control, abortion care, and other sexual and reproductive health services. And that it may be more difficult to access care during times like these. While we all figure out how to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, the new coronavirus, Maine Family Planning is […]

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Family Planning Works 4 ME

Family Planning Works 4 ME!

Birth Control, Health Care, Title X

Today at the State House, family planning patients, providers, and advocates will gather in support of LD 1613, Speaker Sara Gideon’s bill to fund the statewide family planning network after the loss of federal Title X funds. This bill would ensure continued access to affordable birth control, STI testing and treatment, cancer screenings, and other […]

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