Stripping Title X funding means women are robbed of health care

Barely ten years ago, 350,000 completely preventable AIDS deaths occurred in South Africa because of their president’s obstinacy. He recommended that women treat their HIV with beetroot and lemon juice. It’s hard to believe until you realize the same thing just happened here. HJ Resolution 43 was just signed into law by President Trump, giving states the ability to reject federal grants (called Title X grants) to family planning providers and clinics that help low-income patients receive physical exams, labs, prescriptions, contraception, mammograms, cervical cancer screenings, and — yes — referrals for STIs and HIV. As a medical student and mother raised in North Idaho, I know well the impact that this new law will have. Title X is the nation’s only federal grant program providing these services. There’s nowhere else to go. One in four women who receive gynecological/reproductive health services do so at a publicly funded clinic. For these women, Title X clinics are their main source of basic health care. This is especially true for patients who do not qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford private insurance either. Without the services these clinics provide, the number of unintended pregnancies and STIs will surge. Abortions and preventable deaths will increase. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
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