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Planned Parenthood General Counsel Explains Historic Abortion Ruling

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

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

A Texas-sized victory

In a huge win for women, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the Center for Reproductive Rights’ (CRR) challenge to abortion restrictions that passed in 2013 as part of Texas HB2.

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Celebrating our wonderful nurses

This week is National Nurses Week, and Planned Parenthood is saying “thank you” to the compassionate and skilled nurses who work every day to keep the women, men, and young people in their communities healthy.

When registered nurse Alyssa Dominguez needed care, she traveled more than an hour to get to Planned Parenthood. The Imperial Valley native said she valued the care and privacy from Planned Parenthood providers so much, that she was happy to drive to the nearest center for care.

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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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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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Cecile’s new title: Woman of the Year

This year, on Glamour Magazine’s 25th anniversary of the award, our very own Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, was named Woman of the Year. She is one of eight honorees and was recognized alongside Victoria Beckham, Caitlyn Jenner, Reese Witherspoon, the U.S. women’s national soccer team and more.

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Open enrollment for Covered California is here

Covered California is where Californians can get health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA or “Obamacare.” You may qualify for federal premium assistance for private insurance (making insurance cheaper for you!), or even qualify for no-cost health insurance through California’s Medi-Cal program depending on your family size and income.

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Staying Healthy with Preventive Care

Often the first independent health care decision that a young person makes is to come to Planned Parenthood for reproductive health care. And for many women, we may be their only health care provider. We have the unique opportunity to help our patients understand the importance of preventive care.

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The Morning-After Pill for HIV is Here (Kind of)

So you think you may have been exposed to HIV. Now what do you do? If you weren’t already taking PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) – medications that prevent HIV from taking hold in your body – there is still a way to prevent HIV now that you’ve been exposed to it.

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