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Kate Coleman-Minahan

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Changes to Title X mean contraception access for teens could worsen nationwide according to faculty member Kate Coleman-Minahan

Author College of Nursing Marketing | Publish Date February 19, 2020

AURORA, Colo. (Februrary 19, 2020) – Many teens lost access to confidential family planning services in Texas due to family planning budget cuts and loss of Title X funds, says a new study led by the University of Colorado College of Nursing just published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Lack of clarity around parental consent laws, confusion among staff, and funding uncertainty made it more difficult for organizations to provide confidential, low-cost, and quality services to teens. This research suggests that contraception access for teens throughout the nation could worsen as new changes to Title X are implemented.

Please see full press release: JAH release February 2020