Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Planning for growth
While funding will be restricted for some family planning and abortion services, demand will increase over the next five years. Improved contraception technologies and fertility treatments will mainly drive growth, as they become less costly and more successful. Still, escalating personnel and supply costs and any rise in medical liability expenses will likely constrain industry profitability... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
There are high entry barriers to the Family Planning and Abortion Clinics industry, which has resulted in consistent profitability. Fixed costs are generally high, regulation is strong and access to skilled labor is typically increasingly problematic. On the other hand, access to consumers is also generally easy; there are typically less family planning providers in any given city than are demanded by the population. On the other hand, operators must contend with a steady amount of debate and controversy over the types of services that are provided.
The industry is dominated by Planned Parenthood and IntegraMed. Hence, consumers have a limited choice between providers, and these companies have a strong control over the market... purchase to read more