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.
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.
“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.” – Carter G. Woodson
The Chairs of the 53rd Anniversary Dinner, Rosette Garcia and Dan Kisner, trace their ardent support of Planned Parenthood to a Sunday over a decade ago when anti-abortion protestors infiltrated their UU church, disrupting the talk of the invited guest, then-CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest Mark Salo. This distressing event led Dan and Rosette, already Planned Parenthood allies, to step up their support, which has increased steadily over the years. Here’s why they said yes to Planned Parenthood:
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.
An Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a small T-shaped form of birth control that is inserted in the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It’s highly effective, protects you from getting pregnant for years, and you can have it removed at anytime.
Emergency contraception is a safe way to prevent pregnancy and can be used up to five days after unprotected sex. Emergency contraception like the copper IUD and morning-after pill stop sperm from meeting the egg.
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.
POPP! (Pink Out for Planned Parenthood)
Thursday, February 18, 2016 | Location disclosed upon ticket purchase. La Jolla/UTC area
Mix and mingle at Planned Parenthood’s inaugural POPP! event, a benefit supporting Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest.
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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.