This dataset contains information on the number of female and male clients who received services related to sterilization 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. Sterilization services provided by Family PACT include female sterilization by tubal ligation, Essure, and male vasectomies. Essure was added to Family PACT as a benefit on July 1, 2008. Variables listed in this dataset include: sex - females and males; sterilization services - tubal ligation/Essure, total sterilization and vasectomies; number of clients; percentage change.
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