Family planning services

for women and men

throughout Indiana.

Reproductive Life Plan


Thinking about your goals for having or not having children and how to achieve those goals is called a reproductive life plan. There are many kinds of reproductive life plans. Your plan will depend on your personal goals and dreams. The Indiana Family Health Council encourages every client to consider their own reproductive life plan.

Things to consider:

If you DO NOT want to have children, you might ask yourself:

  • How do I plan to prevent pregnancy? Am I sure that I or my partner will be able to use the method chosen without any problems?
  • What will I do if I or my partner becomes pregnant by accident?
  • What steps can I take to be as healthy as possible?
  • What medical conditions (such as diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure) or other concerns (such as smoking, drinking alcohol, and using drugs) do I need to talk about with my doctor?
  • Is it possible I could ever change my mind and want to have children one day?

If you DO want to have children one day:

 

  • How old do I want to be when I start and when I stop having children?
  • How many children do I want to have?
  • How many years do I want between my children?
  • What method do I plan to use to prevent pregnancy until I’m ready to have children? Am I sure that I or my partner will be able to use this method without any problems?
  • What, if anything, do I want to change about my health, relationships, home, school, work, finances, or other parts of my life to get ready to have children?
  • What steps can I take to be as healthy as possible, even if I’m not ready to have children yet?
  • What medical conditions (such as diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure) or other concerns (such as smoking, drinking alcohol, and using drugs) do I need to talk about with my doctor?

News Releases

Title X Request for Applications in Madison County, Indiana

The Indiana Family Health Council (IFHC) is seeking applications from public and private non-profit organizations with the ability and capacity to provide Title X funded family planning services in Madison County, Indiana Title X assists individuals and couples in...

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IFHC releases 2019 Family Planning Report

The Indiana Family Health Council (IFHC) is pleased to announce the release of their 2019 Family Planning Report. The report highlights key areas regarding family planning and reproductive health in the state of Indiana. As you will see from the report, we have made...

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Teens need access to quality pregnancy prevention education

ACCESS TO TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION AIDS TEENAGE PREGNANCY RATES Indianapolis, IN — More than two decades of investments in prevention programs and services have led to significant declines in unplanned pregnancies and birth rates among teens in Indiana. Between 1991...

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151 N. Delaware St., Suite 520

Indianapolis, IN 4604

Phone: 317-247-9151

Fax: 317-247-9159

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