The federal comment period for Washington’s extension request for its Section 1115 Washington Family Planning Only demonstration opened this week, and will run through March 8th.      Washington submitted an application to extend the demonstration on Jan. 20th. The Family Planning Only demonstration provides limited family planning services for individuals in need of contraceptive … Read more

With a growing number of childless adults in the United States not expecting to ever have children, Los Angeles’s Cedars-Sinai hospital is respecting the bodily choices of people with uteruses by offering surgical permanent contraception, or tubal ligation. A Pew Research Center study shows that 44% of non-parents aged 18 to 49 years say it … Read more

The number of abortions performed in Washington has increased over the past few months, while the total number for abortions performed nationally has decreased.      The numbers could represent a trend of more people traveling from states with restrictive abortion laws to states with reproductive protections in place since the US Supreme Court overturned … Read more

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced earlier this month that they will seek federal approval of a Section 1115 waiver demonstration to expand access to family planning services.      The “Plan First!” initiative would offer free contraception, cancer screenings, STI/STD testing, and other family planning services to … Read more