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 - Industry Locations Chapter
Family planning and abortion clinics are distributed widely throughout the United States and are sometimes the only source of specialized family planning care available to women in rural counties. Slightly more than half of all clinics are located in metropolitan counties. The high rate of clinic closures and the lack of significant growth in clinic numbers suggest that limited funding and rising costs have hindered the further expansion and outreach of the clinic network to new geographic areas and hard-to-reach populations.
The distribution of clinics according to region of the country has remained stable over the past five years, with the southeastern states maintaining about one of every five publicly funded family planning clinics (17.0%)... purchase to read more