Long-acting reversible contraception method use among Title X providers and non-Title X providers in California

Hye Youn Park, Maria I. Rodriguez, Denis Hulett, Philip D. Darney, Heike Thiel De Bocanegra

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Background: Publicly funded family planning services play an important role in reducing unintended pregnancy by providing access to effective contraception. We assessed whether California family planning providers receiving federal Title X funds are more likely to offer on-site long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods than those who do not receive these funds. Study Design: Using 2009 administrative data, we examined on-site utilization of LARC by clinic type (Title X public, non-Title X public, or private) and constructed beta-binomial logistic regression models. Results: The odds of on-site LARC services in non-Title X public and private providers were decreased by 35% [Odds Ratio (OR)=0.65, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.54-0.79] and 61% [OR=0.39, 95% CI 0.32-0.47], respectively, compared to those of Title X providers after controlling for clinic size, urban/rural location, and proportion of teen, African-American, and Latina clients. Conclusions: On-site utilization of LARC is a potential quality indicator for family planning programs. Title X resources are associated with increased use of LARC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-561
Number of pages5
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Contraception
  • Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)
  • Quality indicators
  • Title X

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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