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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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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Celebrating MFP’s Dedicated Nurse Practitioners

Belfast Family Planning NP Julie Jenkins accepts NAF award

Abortion, Birth Control, Health Care, Reproductive Justice, Reproductive Rights, Title X

It’s National Nurses Week! That means it’s time to celebrate the compassionate, dedicated, and expert nurse practitioners who work at Maine Family Planning’s 18 clinics statewide. Our NPs are the backbone of our health care organization. They provide birth control, wellness exams, STD testing and treatment, cancer screenings, HIV prophylaxis, and some aspects of abortion […]

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Statewide Defend Title X Coalition Declares: No Gag Rule!

Statewide Defend Title X Coalition Declares: No Gag Rule!

Abortion, Birth Control, Health Care, Reproductive Justice, Reproductive Rights, Title X, Uncategorized

Today, a statewide coalition representing tens of thousands of patients, providers, and advocates voiced its collective opposition to the Trump administration’s proposed Domestic Gag Rule, which would gut the Title X federal family planning program, making it harder for low-income Mainers to access affordable birth control and other reproductive health services. The proposed rule would: […]

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We’re Gearing Up to Fight Trump’s Gag Rule & Stop Title X Sabotage


Abortion, Birth Control, Get Involved, Reproductive Justice, Reproductive Rights, Title X

For close to 50 years, Maine Family Planning has been the sole Title X grantee for the state of Maine, administering a bedrock federal program enacted under President Richard Nixon to ensure everyone has access to quality family planning services, regardless of how much money they make. At our 18 clinics statewide, and working with […]

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Waiting for the Title X Shoe to Drop

Written quote about Title X

Fake Clinics, Health Care, Title X

Any day now, we expect the Trump administration to issue its Title X Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)—and to be honest, we’re a little nervous. After all, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) political appointee overseeing the Title X program, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs Teresa Manning, has publicly opposed the use of federal funds for family […]

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