Fast Facts About Family Planning in Minnesota

January 2014
  • In 2010, 287,010 women in Minnesota were in need of publicly supported contraceptive services and supplies. Such women are sexually active; aged 13–44; able to become pregnant and not pregnant, postpartum nor trying to become pregnant; and either have a family income below 250% of the federal poverty level or are younger than age 20. Source: Guttmacher Institute, "State Facts about Family Planning", 2013
  • 43% of all pregnancies in Minnesota in 2008 were unintended. Source: Guttmacher Institute, "Unintended Pregnancy Rates at the State Level, 2013"
  • In 2010, while the pregnancy rates for all 15-17 year olds in Minnesota had dropped since 2006; rates for African American, Hispanic, and American Indian females were still four to five times higher than for white teens. Source: Minnesota Department of Health, "Minnesota Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Databook", 2012
  • The teen birth rate in communities of color in Minnesota is roughly three to six times higher than the birth rate among White teens, according to birth data for 2009. Source: Minnesota Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics, "The Health and Well-Being of Minnesota’s Adolescents of Color", 2012
  • 16 percent of sexually active ninth grader girls in Minnesota report no method was used to prevent pregnancy the last time they had sexual intercourse. Source: Minnesota Student Survey, 2013

Family Planning Special Projects Grants (FPSP)

  • FPSP grantees provide six components of care to their clients: education and outreach, public awareness, counseling, method services, referral, and follow-up.
  • From July 2012 through June 2013, Family Planning Special Projects grantees provided education and outreach to 50,703 people, counseling to 35,882 clients, and methods services (exams, prescriptions, etc.) to 32,964 clients. Source: 2012-13 FPSP Annual Statistical Report
  • From July 2012 through June 2013, 68 percent of FPSP clients had incomes under 100 percent of federal poverty guidelines; 94 percent of FPSP clients had incomes under 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines. Source: 2012-13 FPSP Annual Statistical Report
  • From July 2012 through June 2013, 88 percent of clients receiving FPSP methods services were 18 years of age or older; 12 percent were aged 14–17. Source: 2012-13 FPSP Annual Statistical Report
  • FPSP clients by racial and ethnic characteristics (2012-2013):
    • Caucasian – 69%
    • African or African American – 13%
    • Asian – 4%
    • American Indian – 1%
    • Other/More than 1 race/Unknown – 13%
    • Of the above, those reporting that they were of Hispanic Ethnicity – 15%
    Source: 2012-13 FPSP Annual Statistical Report