Strategies for Title X Providers to Address Clients’ Barriers to Accessing Family Planning

Publication Date:

October 6, 2022

Topic:

Health

People looking to receive family planning and other sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services can face many barriers to receiving this care, including limited appointment times due to staffing shortages, the need to take time off of work or school, a lack of transportation, a lack of child care, community-level stigma around family planning, a lack of SRH knowledge, and concerns about privacy and confidentiality.

This tip sheet highlights some actions for Title X family planning providers to address their clients’ reported barriers to accessing SRH care. These items are drawn from Child Trends’ interviews with staff from more than 40 Title X clinics—the only federal grant program dedicated to providing free or low-cost comprehensive family planning services at clinics across the United States—to better understand how providers perceive and respond to clients’ social barriers to access.

Suggested citation: Faccio, B. & Shelton, R. (2022). Strategies for Title X providers to address clients’ barriers to accessing family planning. Child Trends. https://doi.org/10.56417/2578b2799v