The number of STD cases — chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis — is at a 20-year high in California. Continue reading Use Those Condoms!
Yeast infections. Most of us have had one…or more than one. Unfortunately, summer is prime time for yeast infections—all that sitting around in our wet bathing suits! Continue reading Keep those (cotton) panties dry!
“Nobody works at Planned Parenthood by accident. Everybody is there because of their call to the mission.” Doctor Washington’s approach to medicine is shaped by the years she lived and worked in Africa, caring for women who were willing to risk their lives to control their own reproductive destiny. This is her story of care.
Of those in the U.S. who are infected with the HIV virus, one in eight people don’t know they have it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Continue reading Get tested–and protected
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Please enjoy this video showcasing the powerful stories of hardworking staff and everyday patients from Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest. Continue reading Shattering myths about Planned Parenthood
The Supreme Court struck down Texas state law last month that limited women’s access to abortion. It was a watershed ruling for women’s rights! Continue reading Planned Parenthood General Counsel Explains Historic Abortion Ruling
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
A trusted reproductive health care expert and leader in the community for more than 50 years, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest prides itself on offering high-quality medical services as well as comprehensive education and advocacy programs.
On the eve of the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the hotly contested Supreme Court decision that upheld the right for women to have access to safe and legal abortion care, seven actresses share real women’s abortion stories about the continuing relevance and importance of access.
Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta recently took to her blog, featured on the Huffington Post, to voice her strong support for the essential services Planned Parenthood provides – especially for Latinos, who make up 22 percent of patients who receive our services.
The federal government just handed women an important health care victory by closing loopholes in health insurance coverage for birth control.