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5 Things to Know About the Zika Virus

As Zika emerges as a danger to public health for women around the world, Planned Parenthood is providing women with two of the most critical tools to reduce pregnancy-related Zika complications: education and reproductive health care. Continue reading 5 Things to Know About the Zika Virus

Dental dams unwrapped

Like condoms, dental dams are an easy and effective barrier method of STD protection during oral sex, but unlike condoms they are a bit of a mystery for some. The thing is, these misunderstood pieces of latex can protect you from herpes, gonorrhea, syphilis and hepatitis so they’re pretty dam important. If you’re wondering what the heck a dental dam is or how they’re used, read on to learn more.

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VIDEO: The Implant is Super Effective

The birth control implant is a tiny rod that is inserted in your upper arm by a medical professional. It prevents pregnancy for up to three years, eases period cramps, and can be removed at anytime.

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5 things you should know about birth control

Birth control questions…we all have them. With the variety of methods, countless brand names and unique interactions, there’s a lot to know and a lot to be confused about. Confusion is the last thing we want you to experience when it comes to birth control so we’re answering our patients’ most frequently asked questions.

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Dear men, we’re here for you too

Every year, Planned Parenthood provides high-quality, affordable and compassionate care to 2.7 million women, men and young people. There is no organization that does more than we do to provide and advocate for family planning, preventive care and sex education. As the most trusted nonprofit, reproductive health care provider in the country, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our patients. 

Many of our supporters are equally passionate about the work we do in their communities and have chosen to share their experiences. One of our patients, JC wanted to share his experience at Planned Parenthood to create greater awareness about all of the services we provide. 

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Why Jennifer Lawrence is our Spirit Animal

First, Jennifer Lawrence took a fierce stance on equal pay, writing a powerful essay, which made an appearance in Lena Dunham’s newsletter Lenny that tackled the income disparities women face in the workforce. Now, she’s taken a vocal stand against the attacks on Planned Parenthood during an interview with Glamour magazine.

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12 Types of Birth Control

Birth control methods vary far and wide. There’s a method for nearly every body and lifestyle. In fact, there are about 12 methods in total and counting. And those methods range from non-hormonal and hormonal to single use and long-lasting use.

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Mae Whitman & Mom Talk About Sex

In case you weren’t already a fan of Mae Whitman, star of Parenthood and The Duff, we’re about to give you a good reason to jump on the bandwagon.

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Five Things You Don’t (But Should) Know About Planned Parenthood

  1. We provide more than birth control. We offer preventive care like lifesaving cervical and breast cancer screenings, as well as pregnancy testing and counseling, STD testing and treatment, and abortion services. In addition to reproductive health services, we offer general health care services like cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings. 

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