- In 2016, there were 18 North Dakota family planning clinic locations, serving clients from all 53 counties.
- These clients included:
- 7,639 total clients.
- 6,420 women.
- 1,219 men.
- North Dakota family planning clinic statistics of these clients:
- 36 percent qualified for free or reduced fees.
- 36 percent qualified for services free of charge.
- 83 percent were age 20 or older.
- 10 percent were age 18 or 19.
- 7 percent were age 17 or younger.
- In 2016, the Family Planning Program provided 1,862 Pap tests. Of these, 392 required further evaluation.
- In 2016, through Title X family planning clinics, a total of 3,407 North Dakota women and 1,105 men received screening for chlamydia, a major cause of infertility.
- An average woman wanting two children will spend five years pregnant or trying to get pregnant and roughly 30 years trying to prevent pregnancy.
- A woman with a planned pregnancy is more likely to have a healthy baby. Women with unplanned pregnancies are less likely to get adequate prenatal care.
- Local family planning services help prevent sexually transmitted infections and abortions.
- Family planning provides economic benefits to individuals, communities and the state.
- Young men and women who plan the timing and spacing of the births of their children are more likely to stay in school and obtain a secondary education, which results in more options for employment.
- North Dakota’s investment in services is highly cost-effective. Nationally, it is estimated for every $1 invested in family planning, the tax payer saves $7.09 (AGI Reference).
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