Data Points Include Women in Need of Publicly Funded Contraceptive Services And Number of Clients Served by Title X-Supported Clinics
A new online tool created by the Guttmacher Institute allows users to create customized tables with data on the contraceptive needs and services within a given county or groups of counties in a state. All data included in the new tool are for 2010, the most recent year available.
Among the key data points that can be downloaded into tables are:
women in need of contraceptive services (i.e., women aged 13–44 who are sexually active and able to become pregnant, but do not wish to become pregnant) by age, race/ethnicity and income;
women in need of publicly funded contraceptive services (i.e., those in need of contraception and also either younger than age 20, or age 20 and older with an income below 250% of the federal poverty level);
number of publicly funded clinics and the numbers of clients served, overall or among clinics receiving Title X funding.
“We believe that this easy-to-use tool will be of great value to family planning providers, for instance when they make the case for their inclusion in health insurance plans’ provider networks,” says Kinsey Hasstedt, public policy associate at Guttmacher. “Providers will be able to document the need for publicly supported family planning services in the counties they serve, as well as the significant and valuable contribution they already make by providing contraceptive services to those in need.”
Once a table has been created, it can be downloaded in Excel format. The county-level Tablemaker is available here.