Oral Contraceptive Use

Nathanael King filed this request with the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States of America.
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18-0209

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From: Nathanael King

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All data on the distribution and use of oral contraceptives, including the type and location, since Jan. 1, 2000.
I am also asking that the data be segregable and in an Excel document.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Nathanael King

From: MuckRock

Hello,

This FOIA request has not received an acknowledgement letter in the months since it has been submitted. Provision now of such a letter and a tracking number would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
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To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All data on the distribution and use of oral contraceptives, including the type and location, since Jan. 1, 2000.
I am also asking that the data be segregable and in an Excel document.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Nathanael King

From: Department of Health and Human Services

MuckRock News

Attn: Mr. Nathanael King

RE: FOIA request #2018-00099-FOIA-OS (copy attached, for ease of reference)

Good afternoon, Mr. King. This e-mail is in reference to your FOIA request, dated June 15, 2017, in which you requested the following records, as stated: all data on the distribution and use of oral contraceptives, including the type and location, since Jan. 1, 2000. You also requested that the data be segregable and in an Excel document.

First of all, we apologize for, and sincerely regret, any delays that have occurred in processing your FOIA request. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) receives a large number of FOIA requests, and unfortunately, like many large agencies, we have a backlog which we are working to address. We remain very committed to providing responses to FOIA requests and remedying the FOIA request backlog.

While I was reviewing your FOIA request and doing some background research, I found several reports on the subject of contraceptive use, which you may find generally informative, should you not have seen these reports before (attached). I believe it is possible that the National Center for Research Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) may maintain some of the information you requested. It is also possible that the Office of Women's Health and the Office of Population Affairs could potentially maintain responsive records to your request. The Office of Women's Health and the Office of Population Affairs are part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH).

We are sending your request to both the CDC FOIA Office and the Public Health Service (PHS) FOIA Office for search, and to provide a direct reply to you. To explain, the PHS FOIA office handles FOIA requests for OASH records, hence the referral. The contact information for both those offices is below. What customarily occurs in the case of a referral and transfer of a FOIA request is that the receiving FOIA office will send you an acknowledgment letter or e-mail, and provide you with a new case tracking number for your FOIA request.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)<http://www.cdc.gov/od/foia/feedback.htm>
Freedom of Information Officer
1600 Clifton Road, N.E., Building 57, Room MS D-54
Atlanta, Georgia 30333
Email: FOIARequests@cdc.gov<mailto:FOIARequests@cdc.gov>
Phone: 770-488-6277
Fax: 770-488-6200

Public Health Service (PHS)
Freedom of Information Officer
Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 729H
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20201

E-mail: FOIArequest@psc.hhs.gov<mailto:FOIArequest@psc.hhs.gov>
Phone: 202-260-6933
Fax: 202-690-8320

If you are not satisfied with any aspect of the processing and handling of this request, you have the right to seek dispute resolution services from:

Michael Bell
HHS FOIA Public Liaison
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs
Room 729H
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20201

Telephone: (202) 260-0793
E-mail: HHS_FOIA_Public_Liaison@hhs.gov<mailto:HHS_FOIA_Public_Liaison@hhs.gov>

and/or:

Office of Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road - OGIS
College Park, MD 20740-6001

Telephone: 202-741-5770
Toll-Free: 1-877-684-6448
E-mail: ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>
Fax: 202-741-5769

Again, we apologize for the delay in responding to your FOIA request.

Best regards,

Deborah J. Peters \ Deborah.Peters@hhs.gov<mailto:Deborah.Peters@hhs.gov>
Freedom of Information \ Privacy Acts Division
Department of Health and Human Services
Room 739.G.2
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C.

From: Department of Health and Human Services

Greetings, Please seethe attached acknowledgement letter for information concerning your informationrequest. For statusupdates or FOIA questions, please email FOIARequest@psc.hhs.gov (mailto:FOIARequest@psc.hhs.gov) Sincerely, KristanLockett GovernmentInformation Specialist ,  FOI / Privacy Acts Division, ASPA, OS Phone:(202)260-6744 Fax:(202)260-6108 E-mail: Kristan.Lockett@hhs.gov

From: Department of Health and Human Services

May 15, 2018
Request Number: 18-00673-FOIA
Dear Mr. King:
This is regarding your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of May 2, 2018, for respective copies of all data on the distribution and use of oral contraceptives, including the type and location, since Jan. 1, 2000.
Please see the attached letter.
Sincerely,
CDC/ATSDR FOIA Office
770-488-6399

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