U.S. Government Funding for Women and Family Health

Issue Brief
  1. While the separation of these sectors into distinct areas is somewhat artificial, they are funded separately by Congress which, in some cases, also includes specific guidelines and criteria for how such funding can be used.

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  2. The U.S. was the largest donor to family planning in 2014, the most recent year with available data; when family planning and reproductive health are combined, the U.S. was the second largest, after the UK.

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