ERIC Number: ED256996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight on Family Planning Programs under Title X of the Public Health Service Act, 1984. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Family and Human Services of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session on Consideration of the Reauthorization of Title X of the Public Health Service Act, the Population Research and Voluntary Family Planning Programs (April 5 and May 1, 1984).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document provides witness testimony and prepared statements from two sessions of the congressional hearing called to consider the reauthorization of Title X of the Public Health Service Act, the Population Research and Voluntary Family Planning Programs. Testimony is provided from the federal administration, state officials, representatives of the family planning community, and concerned organizations. Statements from the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs address the administration's proposal to place the title X program in the primary care block grant, answer criticisms of the management of the title X program, and suggest needed changes in the current law. Testimony from other witnesses discusses such topics as natural family planning, the provision of increased services to low-income women, infertility services, and state autonomy. The issues of inadequate restrictions on the promotion of abortions and the negative influence of simply providing adolescents with unencumbered access to contraceptives are also examined. Suggestions for improvements in the Family Planning Program are presented and discussed. (NRB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Public Health Service Act