County drops birth control, pregnancy tests

After years of falling patient numbers, Jackson County Health and Human Services will stop providing birth control, women’s annual exams and pregnancy tests.

The number of reproductive health patients has fallen every year for at least the past decade, from 3,208 in 2008 to 1,083 in 2018, according to county data.

Jackson County isn’t alone in seeing the drop-off.

Source: County drops birth control, pregnancy tests | Mail Tribune