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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Although HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment has made leaps and bounds throughout the last decade, the CDC reports that 1.2 million people in the United States live with HIV today and 14 percent don’t even know they’re infected. On top of all this, the CDC estimates 50,000 people are infected each year.
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest has been promoting comprehensive reproductive health education among immigrant communities in Riverside County and Imperial Valley with the help of Promotor@s for more than 20 years, with tremendous results.
We’ve all been celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to affirm the right for same-sex couples to marry. But did you know there is a direct link between this case and Planned Parenthood? Landmark case Griswold v. Connecticut, which solidified a married couple’s right to use birth control, was brought about by a leader at Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards recently discussed the challenges facing reproductive health care, the state of feminism and much more. Pointing out that the issues surrounding sexual health aren’t just a concern for women, Cecile notes that her son is joining a growing number of men active in supporting Planned Parenthood.
When was the last time you talked about sex? And we don’t mean the last time you made a “that’s what she said” joke or watched How to Get Away With Murder with friends. When was the last time you had an honest conversation about sex that got into the details — with a friend, a parent, a partner, or a doctor?
When I set out to work for Planned Parenthood, I had one intention: To make a positive impact in the lives of others. In other words, to be a trailblazer in my own right.
One thing that has become clear to me is that the staff, donors, volunteers, etc. who make this organization possible are all here for the same reason. We are truly dedicated to providing access to and advocating for reproductive health care.