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Maine Family Planning at a Glance

Stats from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022

Maine Family Planning funds 59 health centers in 15 counties:
– 18 clinics operated by Maine Family Planning
– 8 school-based health centers
– 4 Planned Parenthood sites
– 29 Federally-Qualified Health Center sites

In FY22, we served 31,417 patients:
– 78% female
– 22% male
– 72% of our patients qualified for free or reduced-fee services

We administered:
– 16,578 STD Tests
– 2,918 HIV Tests
– 2,190 Cervical Cancer Screenings

Maine Family Planning in the News

The Portland Press Herald: “More women in Maine, nation turning to medication abortion,” August 28, 2022

The 19th News: “Family planning clinics, a safe space for transgender patients, face a new battle after Roe v. Wade,” August 22, 2022

News Center Maine: “Monkeypox vaccination clinics now available in Maine,” August 5, 2022

News Center Maine: “Maine abortion clinics anticipate influx of out-of-staters seeking services,” July 6, 2022

Maine Public: “Sherry Huber, trailblazing politician who defended abortion rights and Maine’s forests, dies at 84,” June 14, 2022

Maine Public: “Medication abortion is increasingly the method of choice in Maine,” May 18, 2022

The Maine Monitor: “Abortion will continue in Maine even as Supreme Court looks to overturn Roe,” May 3, 2022 “Maine Family Planning expands to offer primary care in Houlton and Presque Isle,” February 10, 2022

Free Press Online: “Expanded options, new providers at Maine Family Planning in Belfast, Thomaston,” December 2, 2021

Pen Bay Pilot: “Rockland Family Planning moves to Thomaston,” March 18, 2021

Mother Jones: Activists Have a Plan to Increase Abortion Access: Let Nurses Perform Them,” May 30, 2019

Portland Press Herald: Maine group sues Trump administration over ‘gag rule’ for family planning clinics,” March 6, 2019

Bangor Daily News: Trump’s abortion ‘gag rule’ challenged by federal lawsuit in Maine,” March 6, 2019

Maine Public: Maine Family Planning files lawsuit to block changes to Title X,” March 6, 2019

Rewire.News: “‘More than an Undue Burden’: Trump’s Domestic Gag Rule Faces Flurry of Lawsuits,” March 6, 2019

Rolling Stone: “Clinics, Attorneys General Sue Trump Administration to Stop Abortion Gag Rule,” March 6, 2019

Portland Press Herald op-ed by MFP president & CEO George Hill: “Why we are going to court over Trump’s Gag Rule,” February 28, 2019

Press Releases 2019-2020 (Gag Rule and Legislative Victories for Abortion Access in Maine)