Discover the Truth About Planned Parenthood: Lesson 4
Don’t the majority of American women rely on Planned Parenthood?
No. According to the Guttmacher Institute, in 2016 there were 67 million women of reproductive age in the U.S. Planned Parenthood only serves 2.4 million clients every year, which includes both men and women.
Over the last twenty years, the number of clients seen at Planned Parenthood has been decreasing. In 2014, Planned Parenthood saw 2.5 million clients—down 24 percent since 1996, when they saw 3.3 million. In contrast, FQHCs have increased the number of patients seen in each year since 2009. In 2020, FQHC patients reached 29 million.
Watch this video for more information about how Planned Parenthood’s priorities and services have changed over time.
Something to think about
If more clients are visiting Federally Qualified Health Centers than Planned Parenthood facilities, shouldn’t more funding be allocated to FQHCs?