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Worried you’ve been exposed to HIV? Let’s talk about PEP — a medicine you can take after a recent potential exposure. (Different from PrEP, the daily medicine you can take before potentially coming into contact with HIV.) Post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, can prevent HIV after possible exposure, like if you were having sex and the … Continue reading Let’s Talk About PEP, Baby

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The Associated Press has called the race: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be the next President and Vice President of the United States. We are deeply relieved that we will soon see an end to the divisive and harmful policies of the Trump-Pence administration, policies that negatively impacted women, immigrants, people of color, and … Continue reading Today We Celebrate, Tomorrow We Continue the Work

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Over half of people in the U.S. will get a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) during their lifetime, yet most adults don’t know how common STIs are — or that they’re on the rise. MFP’s STI Series aims to bridge that knowledge gap. Armed with the facts, we can bust stigma and stay healthy! “Asymtomatic.” The word’s usage has … Continue reading You Could Have the Most Common STI in the U.S. and Not Know It

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We know you know your status*. But did you know that there’s a little blue pill that helps prevent HIV? That’s right! It’s called pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, and it’s a daily medication to help prevent HIV for people at risk of exposure. That (longer-than-you-may-think) list includes: People with sexual partners of unknown HIV status; … Continue reading Get PrEP-ped to Prevent HIV

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For this guest post, we asked our friends at the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence to share a bit about how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting survivors, advocates, and service providers. Statewide domestic abuse helpline: 1-866-834-4357Deaf or hard of hearing: 1-800-473-1220 Since the arrival of COVID-19 in Maine, … Continue reading Domestic Abuse & COVID-19: What Mainers Need to Know

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Maine Family Planning is appalled at the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. This confirmation never should have moved forward in the first place — not so close to the election, with so many votes already cast, and not while people in Maine and across the country continue to wait … Continue reading MFP Condemns Amy Coney Barrett Confirmation

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Over half of people in the U.S. will get a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) during their lifetime, yet most adults don’t know how common STIs are — or that they’re on the rise. MFP’s STI Series aims to bridge that knowledge gap. Armed with the facts, we can bust stigma and stay healthy! Folks, we … Continue reading Should You Get Tested for Syphilis?

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Today is National Voter Registration Day 2020! That means there’s only another 41 days left until Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. And while you may be registered — what about your family? Your friends? Your neighbors? Are they aware of the voter deadlines here in New York? Of their voting options? Early voting dates? How […]

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a giant of American jurisprudence. And while we mourn her passing, we also celebrate her truly remarkable legal legacy and the positive impact her life’s work has had of the lives of women — and men — all across our nation. She was one of only nine women attending Harvard […]

Maine Family Planning—its supporters, its Board and its staff—are deeply saddened by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Collectively, we send our condolences to her family, loved ones and friends. Justice Ginsburg was a fierce and unrelenting champion of an individual’s right to choose abortion care. Her absence on the Supreme Court … Continue reading Honoring Justice Ginsburg

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Real talk: It’s not easy keeping rural clinics open, but it’s an essential part of our mission because we believe ALL Mainers need access to excellent, evidence-based sexual and reproductive health care, no matter where they live or what they earn. Last year, we faced an unexpected funding gap after the unethical, unlawful Domestic Gag … Continue reading 18 Clinics, 18 Days: Showing Up for Our Communities

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At a time when abortion care remains out of reach for too many people, Maine Family Planning remains dedicated to expanding access in our communities. A new report from Ibis Reproductive Health finds great support for MFP’s telehealth medication abortion services among patients and providers alike. The analysis, based on in-depth interviews with patients and … Continue reading “No Judgment, Just Care”: What It’s Like to Get an Abortion at MFP

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Here at Family Planning, we are committed to providing inclusive, compassionate, quality care — for *every* body.

When it comes to HIV, you can’t rely on symptoms to know whether or not you have the virus. In fact, you can look and feel perfectly healthy and still have an infection. That’s because HIV often has no symptoms. And this means the only way to know your status for sure is to get […]

As June 2020 fades in the rearview mirror, we at Maine Family Planning are reflecting on the wins and losses of this unusual Pride Month, as well as the ongoing privilege of providing gender-affirming care in communities throughout our large and rural state, day-in and day-out. In the midst of a pandemic and our societal … Continue reading Opening Doors to Awareness and High-Quality Care

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Maine Family Planning approaches policy, organizing and advocacy efforts with an aim to advance the primary principles of the Reproductive Justice framework. Namely, we want to ensure all people have the power and resources to: experience bodily autonomy; avoid having children; have children, and raise families in environments of dignity, safety and well-being. As part … Continue reading Digital Equity is a Reproductive Justice Issue: MFP Endorses Yes on 1 Campaign

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Maine Family Planning’s Education Department enjoyed spending the month of May sharing helpful resources for educators, parents, and youth as part of #SexEdForAll Month. See our past posts here and here, or click here for our full list of resources for teaching sex ed in the age of Covid-19. Of course, sexuality education isn’t all … Continue reading Sexual Health Isn’t Just About Sex

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The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly made delivery of comprehensive, medically-accurate sexuality education more challenging. Some classroom or community-based educators feel uncertain about how to teach the subject via distance learning, since they rely so much on body language, facial expressions, and physical cues to gauge how students are responding to the material, which is sensitive … Continue reading The Coronavirus is Putting Parents in the Sex Ed Hotseat

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Hormonal birth control like the Pill (which has been around for 60 years this month, wow!) is pretty awesome at preventing unplanned pregnancy and has other positive side effects, too. Still, there are lots of reasons you may stop using oral contraception or another hormonal method. Sometimes, it’s because you’re ready and able to start … Continue reading Talk to Us Before Stopping Birth Control

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This May, we’re joining groups all around the country to celebrate — and demand! — Sex Ed for All. Launched last year, Sex Ed for All Month is a re-imagining of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month focused on empowering young people with the education and health care they need to build the relationships, families, and futures … Continue reading Happy #SexEdForAllMonth

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New York state residents, like most Americans, continue to self-quarantine and physically distance themselves from others to help “flatten the curve” and slow the spread of COVID-19. As a provider of critical and essential health care services, Family Planning of South Central New York’s medical centers are open by appointment for acute/urgent gynecological and reproductive […]

We know your sexual and reproductive health needs don’t go away because of a pandemic – and that’s okay. With rates of some Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) on the rise both nationally and in Maine, it’s important to get tested if you’re having symptoms or think you’ve been exposed. With everything else that’s going on, the last thing … Continue reading Worried about STIs? Get Tested At Home

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As COVID-19 crisis deepens across the country, New York residents continue to self-quarantine and physically distance themselves from others to help “flatten the curve” and slow the virus’ spread. Schools throughout the state remain closed, with the very real possibility that students may remain home for the remainder of the current school year. This unique, […]

Our medical centers are open for urgent gyn care, UTIs, STD testing & treatment, birth control & more. Same day, next day appointments. Walk-ins welcome most days before 3pm. We’re here for you. We’re here with you. And our doors are open. Talk with us: 607-723-8306.

Family Planning of South Central New York’s local medical centers will remain open during New York State On Pause — Gov. Cuomo’s 10-point plan to reduce community spread of the Covid-19 virus during this global pandemic   Same-day, next-day appointments are available — and walk-ins are welcome most days before 3pm. We provide affordable, confidential services […]

During this time of social and economic uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to have the information and supplies you need to avoid unplanned pregnancy. That’s why Maine Family Planning is ramping up its telehealth operations in response to Covid-19, so you can access expert care, including many forms of contraception, without having to visit … Continue reading Birth Control, Virtually

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First things first: Maine Family Planning continues to provide medication abortions and aspiration abortions for all Mainers amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Call 207-922-3222 to find out how we can help you access safe and timely abortion care. MFP is a pioneer when it comes to using telehealth technology to meet people’s sexual and reproductive health … Continue reading What If I Need an Abortion During Covid-19?

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We at Maine Family Planning want to keep you updated on the status of advocacy efforts that YOU have supported related to family planning. Last Tuesday, the Maine State Legislature adjourned sine die, which means they do not know when they will return. At the time of adjournment, our family planning funding bill—LD 1613, which … Continue reading An Update from Augusta: What Happens Now?

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At Family Planning, the health and wellness of our patients, providers and staff is always our top priority. And as the COVID-19 crisis widens, we’re working to minimize the community spread of the virus. That’s why we’re asking patients with a fever, cough or other respiratory symptoms to please call us at 607-723-8306 prior to […]

Three weeks ago we launched our Pledge-A-Patient campaign, asking our supporters to make a donation showing their support for MFP patients as they endure a 40-day anti-abortion harassment campaign. Well, a lot can change in three weeks. We now collectively face the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and life as we know it has been upended in … Continue reading Pledge-A-Patient Week 4: Stigma Doesn’t #StayHome

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We know that even during a health emergency, people still need birth control, abortion care, and other sexual and reproductive health services. And that it may be more difficult to access care during times like these. While we all figure out how to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, the new coronavirus, Maine Family Planning is … Continue reading How Do I Get Birth Control During a Pandemic?

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The anti-abortion protesters outside our clinic in Augusta spread lies and misinformation about abortion care, often citing debunked research to raise confusion among patients seeking safe and legal health care. Well, we’ve got (more than) a few studies of our own—and, unlike those used by the other side, this research is credible. Today, as MFP … Continue reading Fighting Abortion Stigma With Facts

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In case you haven’t heard us brag about it before, Maine Family Planning is an independent (indie) abortion care provider and we are proud of it! On this Abortion Provider Appreciation Day we wanted to share some reflections from this year’s annual conference hosted by Abortion Care Network (ACN), the only national member-based organization for … Continue reading Celebrating Indie Abortion Providers by Sharing Power, Purpose and Vision in 2020

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This is it, folks. Today, March 4, the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in June Medical Services v. Russo, the case that jeopardizes the rights enshrined by the Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. This is the first major abortion rights case before the Supreme Court since Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to … Continue reading #MyRightMyDecision: Abortion Rights at SCOTUS Today

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