Family Planning Methods by Effectiveness for Female Clients
This dataset contains information on the number of female clients served with a contraceptive method or service based on effectiveness accessed through the Family Planning, Access, Care, and Treatment (Family PACT) Program (https://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/ofp/Pages/OfficeofFamilyPlanning.aspx) from July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2016. Women who received any service related to a method, including receipt, maintenance, and monitoring were included in the count of clients. Contraceptive methods are grouped according to their effectiveness. Tier 1 methods (most effective): female sterilization, intrauterine contraceptive (IUC), and implant. Tier 2 methods(moderately effective ): injection, oral contraceptives (OCs), patch, vaginal ring, and diaphragm. Tier 3 methods(least effective): emergency contraception (EC), and barrier methods. This dataset includes the following variables: method dispensed by tier - Tier 1 methods (sterilization, IUC, implant), Tier 2 methods (injection, OC, patch, ring, diaphragm), Tier 3 methods (barriers, EC), No method provided; Total methods dispensed; Percentage dispensed. The injection was moved from Tier 1 methods to Tier 2 methods during FY 2008.