Pride 2017 — Peace, love, and 20,000 condoms

Planned Parenthood volunteers, staff, and supporters showed their PRIDE at the 43rd annual San Diego Pride Parade. Planned Parenthood is proud to be part of the LGBT community — many of our patients, staff, volunteers, and supporters are gay, lesbian, transgender, or bisexual people. And we share a fundamental belief that all people should have equal rights, including access to health care.

Close to 150 volunteers distributed 20,000 condoms (the most we’ve ever handed out), 1,000 dental dams, sunscreen, and stickers while others held signs and danced their way through the crowd. Music was provided by DJ Latina. Thank you so much to everyone who helped — whether it was making posters for the big day or participating in the event. Pictures, courtesy of Jeeheon, have been posted to the Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest Facebook page. We hope you had a blast!

Sharina @ Planned Parenthood

My Story of Care, by Jacqueline

Growing up in a conservative Hispanic and Catholic home, reproductive health wasn’t a topic that was openly discussed; in fact it was considered quite taboo. Continue reading My Story of Care, by Jacqueline

Video: First a patient…then a volunteer.

Laura has been a Planned Parenthood patient for 8 years. Now she’s volunteering for us, because she wants to give back to the organization that has always provided her with nonjudgmental, compassionate care.

Our Planned Parenthood Patient is on CNN

Watch Ariana explain why the closure of Planned Parenthood in Imperial Valley would cause her to travel to Mexico for her reproductive health care. Ariana is a tremendous speaker and powerful advocate for Planned Parenthood!


Opening the Doors: Teaching Sex Ed in the Imperial Valley

Alberto and Marylin work in Community and Government Relations (CGR) at our El Centro health center. They teach sexual education to youth in the Imperial Valley. Continue reading Opening the Doors: Teaching Sex Ed in the Imperial Valley

Stories of Care at Planned Parenthood

Defunding Planned Parenthood would affect millions of women and men who come to us for nonjudgmental, compassionate care. Read on for one woman’s experience at Planned Parenthood: Continue reading Stories of Care at Planned Parenthood


Writer/director Joss Whedon has teamed up with Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles on the production of a short film. Continue reading Unlocked

Sexually-Transmitted Infections: Get Tested!

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) rates are increasing in California. Continue reading Sexually-Transmitted Infections: Get Tested!

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