Title X Family Planning Program Guidelines

Family Planning Program

The Title X Family Planning Program is the Federally-funded family planning program enacted under Title X of the Public Health Service Act.  The program is administered by the Office of Population Affairs (OPA), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Title X Program Guidelines for Project Grants for Family Planning Services ("Guidelines") were originally established in 1970 following the enactment of the Public Health Service Act and they were subsequently updated in 1980 and 2001. The Title X Guidelines have been developed by OPA to interpret the Title X Statute and Regulations and to provide guidance on the delivery of quality family planning services. Although the primary target audience of the Guidelines is Title X providers, the Guidelines can and do serve as a "standard of care" for the family planning field overall.

OPA is implementing a process to revise and update the Title X Guidelines to address current limitations and to consider evidence-based practices. Please visit the Review Process page for more detailed information about the Guidelines revision.