The Crucial Role of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Grades K-12

Sex Ed For All

Sex Ed

As society continues to evolve, so too must our approach to education, particularly when it comes to comprehensive sexuality education. Children in grades K-12 are at a critical stage in their development, and providing them with accurate, age-appropriate information about sexuality is essential — and most folks in the United States agree! As #SexEdForAll month […]

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Maine Family Planning Statement on Court Decision Restricting Access to Abortion Medication

Abortion, Reproductive Rights

Augusta, Maine –– Following the news that a Texas federal judge ruled in favor of anti-abortion organizations in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of mifepristone, one of two drugs used in medication abortions, Maine Family Planning President and CEO George A. Hill released the following statement: “This decision has nothing to do with […]

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On Trans Day of Visibility, We Renew Our Commitment to Provide Gender-Affirming Care Without Judgment

Transgender Health Care

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to center and celebrate Maine’s vibrant transgender community. And today, Maine Family Planning renews our firm, lasting commitment to provide compassionate, confidential health services, regardless of gender identity or expression. As specialists in sexual and reproductive health, we listen and provide support without judgment. That’s an important commitment, because […]

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This Black History Month, Commit to Reproductive Justice

black history month

Reproductive Justice

This month (and every month), we’re focusing on the reproductive justice movement, a movement and framework designed and led by Black women and femmes. Alongside activists and state legislators we’re working hard to address crucial health disparities affecting Black people living in Maine, and the current national trends are staggering. Due to systemic racism cancer rates among Black women are disproportionately high, […]

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Roe’s 50th Anniversary is a Reminder: Keep Fighting

Roe's 50th Anniversary is a Reminder: Keep Fighting

Abortion, Get Involved, Health Care, Reproductive Health, Reproductive Justice, Reproductive Rights

This month marks the arrival of two milestones: the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision, and the second annual Maternal Health Awareness Day. Both occasions fall on January 22 & 23 respectively, and both have been rendered bittersweet by last June’s disastrous Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling, reversing a half-century of precedent and […]

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What This Week’s Abortion News Means for Mainers

What This Week's Abortion News Means for Mainers

Abortion, Get Involved, Health Care, Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights

2023 kicked off this week with significant news for abortion access. On Tuesday, January 3, 2023, the FDA codified its December 2021 lifting of the in-person dispensing requirement for mifepristone and announced a protocol that will allow retail pharmacies to offer mifepristone with a prescription from a certified healthcare provider. CVS and Walgreens confirmed that they will offer mifepristone […]

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Maine Family Planning Applauds Maine House for Electing First Black Speaker, All-Women Leadership

Government Building Maine

Health Care, Reproductive Justice

Following the news that Representative Rachel Talbot Ross has been elected Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 131st session of the Maine Legislature, Maine Family Planning President and CEO George A. Hill released the following statement: “Speaker Rachel Talbot Ross’s ascension to the Speakership is a long overdue moment to celebrate, and a reminder that […]

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National Rural Health Day

House in Maine

Health Care

Thursday, November 17 is recognized as National Rural Health Day. Maine has the highest percentage of folks living in rural areas in the country, along with vast swaths of uninhabited territory. Maine is wild, and we like it that way. Delivering rural health care here in Maine is an honor and a challenge, and many intersecting issues impact […]

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