Category Archives: Women Rock

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!

 

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

Sex Ed in the Coachella Valley: A Community Effort

Our health center in Coachella fulfills a very important community need. Continue reading Sex Ed in the Coachella Valley: A Community Effort

Revive: Empowering Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Combining forces, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest and the Center for Community Solutions (CCS) have formed a powerful partnership called Revive: Recognizing and Empowering Victims in Violent Environments. Continue reading Revive: Empowering Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Doctors Take Down Myths Surrounding Abortion

Want to know the real deal about abortion? Ask the doctors who provide them. That’s what Buzzfeed did in their enlightening new article, 41 Things You Should Know About Abortions And The Doctors Who Perform Them. These doctors dispelled myths, gave a step-by-step description of the procedure, and talked about the satisfaction and challenges of providing abortions. Here are a few of our favorite quotes; the first one is from our medical director here at Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest: Continue reading Doctors Take Down Myths Surrounding Abortion

Our own Tracy Skaddan receives the 2017 Judith Soley Lawyer as Citizen Award

We are thrilled to announce that General Counsel for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, Tracy Skaddan, has received the statewide, 2017 Judith Soley Lawyer as Citizen Award. Continue reading Our own Tracy Skaddan receives the 2017 Judith Soley Lawyer as Citizen Award

Why Intersectionality Matters for Reproductive Health Care

No longer confined to women’s and gender studies university courses, the term intersectionality has increasingly appeared in articles in mainstream outlets from USA Today to the Huffington Post, as journalists have tried to make sense of the resurgence of feminist awareness and activism spurred by the massive Women’s March on Washington (and its sister marches worldwide) held this past January. Despite the fact that intersectionality has been gaining some traction in the press lately, there still seems to be some confusion as to what the term actually means. Continue reading Why Intersectionality Matters for Reproductive Health Care

The Power of Pink

With pink signs in their hands and fiery resolve in their hearts, hundreds of people in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties joined forces with millions across the country earlier this month to support Planned Parenthood against a devastating bill that would have repealed the ACA and blocked women from getting care at Planned Parenthood health centers. Continue reading The Power of Pink