Family planning services help individuals determine the number and spacing of their children. This promotes positive birth outcomes and healthy families. The Texas Department of State Health Services helps fund clinic sites across the state that provide quality, comprehensive, low-cost, and easily accessible reproductive health care to women and men. Learn more about services available through the assistance of the Texas Family Planning program:
Why is family planning important?
There are a lot of good reasons to practice family planning. It can help to make you:
- Healthier - Mothers and babies are both healthier when there are at least 2-3 years between the birth of each child.
- Happier - Families are usually happier when both mother and father are ready to welcome a new baby into the home.
- Better Educated - Learning to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and identifying illnesses such as breast, cervical, and testicular cancer.
- More Prepared - Deciding when to have children allows time to prepare. This may include finishing school or obtaining a job that provides enough money to support a family.
Texas Department of State Health Services
Preventive and Primary Care Unit, MC 1923
1100 W. 49th Street
PO Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Phone: (512) 458-7796
Email: Family Planning Feedback