Heartbeat Act is Heartless Act

Abortion, Get Involved, Reproductive Rights

On Wednesday, September 1, SB8 is set to go into effect in Texas. This law, Senate Bill 8, is designed to exploit obscure legal loopholes to flagrantly fly in the face of the constitutional right to privacy in reproductive health care that was solidified by the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973. The law puts a bounty […]

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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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REPRO GIFT GUIDE, 2020 Edition

Wintertime in a park


By Mareisa Weil, MFP Director of Development If you’re anything like me, you may not have it all together in terms of end-of-the-year tokens of affection for your friends and family. The fact that I sent out six holiday cards was a huge achievement for me. So, to help us all out, I have compiled […]

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Sex, Orgasm, Stress and the Holidays: COVID-19 Edition


You may have noticed that we are in a pandemic, and it has been going on for some time now.  COVID-19 is a very stressful situation and, for some people, sex and/or orgasm are major coping mechanisms for managing stress. Holidays typically bring their own stressors in a normal year, and this being the farthest […]

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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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Let’s Talk About PEP, Baby

PEP medication can be used to prevent HIV transmission after potential exposure.


Worried you’ve been exposed to HIV? Let’s talk about PEP — a medicine you can take after a recent potential exposure. (Different from PrEP, the daily medicine you can take before potentially coming into contact with HIV.) Post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, can prevent HIV after possible exposure, like if you were having sex and the […]

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Today We Celebrate, Tomorrow We Continue the Work


The Associated Press has called the race: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be the next President and Vice President of the United States. We are deeply relieved that we will soon see an end to the divisive and harmful policies of the Trump-Pence administration, policies that negatively impacted women, immigrants, people of color, and […]

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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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Domestic Abuse & COVID-19: What Mainers Need to Know

Photo of fall leaves against blue sky

Get Involved

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For this guest post, we asked our friends at the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence to share a bit about how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting survivors, advocates, and service providers. Statewide domestic abuse helpline: 1-866-834-4357Deaf or hard of hearing: 1-800-473-1220 Since the arrival of COVID-19 in Maine, […]

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