Women's Health
Family Planning

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The Department of Public Health's Family Planning Program contracts with agencies that serve 45 of Iowa's 99 counties. The Family Planning Council of Iowa also funds services in 45 counties. Both agencies fund family planning services in Polk County.
Clinic information
For Title-X funded providers in your area, including outside of Iowa.

Clinics offer these services to Iowa residents:

Medical Services

  • Birth control exams and supplies
  • Tests and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases
  • Cancer screening: Pap smears and breast exams
  • Infertility exams, counseling, and referral
  • Tests for high blood pressure and anemia
  • Pregnancy tests

Health Education

  • Birth control methods
  • Reproductive health
  • Self exams for breast or testicular cancer
  • Sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS
  • Importance of nutrition
  • Effects of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco on reproductive health


  • How to plan a healthy pregnancy
  • How to talk with parents and others about sexuality
  • How to make responsible sexual decisions

Community Education

  • Public speakers and educational materials
  • Parent-child communication
  • Reproductive health
  • Birth control
  • Other family planning-related issues

Costs for service at family planning clinics are based on ability to pay, and are often less than at other health centers. Services are free for people enrolled in Medicaid and who have incomes that are below the federal poverty guidelines. Family planning clinics offer quality, confidential health care. Medical services are provided by physicians and nurse practitioners trained in family planning health care. Educational programs are available to meet community needs.

Family Planning Program - The Family Planning Program is a service of the Iowa Department of Human Services that provides FREE and confidential family planning services to Iowans. Services include:

  • Annual birth control exams
  • Most types of birth control
  • Testing for pregnancy
  • Limited testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases
  • Voluntary female sterilization
  • Voluntary male sterilization

Click here for more information about IFPN or contact the Healthy Families Line at 1-800-369-2229.

Birth Control
Frequently Asked Questions
National Abstinence Clearinghouse
Medical Institute for Sexual Health
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
STD's (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Emergency Contraception
Emergency contraception
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions (Spanish)
Smoking During Pregnancy
Quitline Iowa (Smoking Cessation)
Healthy Intimate Relationships in College
Guttmacher Institute


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