The Family Planning Program contracts
with 11 agencies and provides services in 27 statewide sites. All sites provide
clinical and educational services on preventing sexually transmitted diseases,
contraception or planning for a healthy pregnancy.
All sites provide education on
hepatitis B with an emphasis on the fact that it is vaccine preventable and can
be sexually transmitted. Education on hepatitis A and hepatitis C is offered
as-needed based on client history and circumstances.
Many programs provide hepatitis B
vaccine to adolescent clients. This service is funded through the State’s
immunization program. In addition, some clinics offer hepatitis B and hepatitis
A vaccines to those at risk of sexual transmission. This is concurrent with the
State’s STD/ HIV Prevention Program.