This dataset contains information on the number of female clients served with a contraceptive method or service based on effectiveness provided by the Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment (Family PACT) Program from July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2016. Family PACT is administered by the California Department of Health Care Services, Office of Family Planning and has been operating since 1997 to provide family planning and reproductive health services at no cost to California’s low-income residents of reproductive age. The program offers comprehensive family planning services, including contraception, pregnancy testing, and sterilization, as well as sexually transmitted infection testing and limited cancer screening services. Women who received any service related to a method, including receipt, maintenance, and monitoring were included in the count of clients. Contraceptive methods are grouped according to their effectiveness. Tier 1 methods of contraception include: female sterilization, intrauterine contraceptive (IUC), and implant. Tier 2 methods include: injection, oral contraceptives (OCs), patch, vaginal ring, and diaphragm. Tier 3 methods include: emergency contraception (EC), and barrier methods. Variables listed in this dataset include: method dispensed by tier - Tier 1 methods (sterilization, IUC, implant), Tier 2 methods (injection, OC, patch, ring, diaphragm), Tier 3 methods (barriers, EC), No method provided; Total methods dispensed; Percentage dispensed. The injection was moved from Tier 1 methods to Tier 2 methods during FY 2008.
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