Alberto and Marylin work in Community and Government Relations (CGR) at our El Centro health center. They teach sexual education to youth in the Imperial Valley. Continue reading Opening the Doors: Teaching Sex Ed in the Imperial Valley
Defunding Planned Parenthood would affect millions of women and men who come to us for nonjudgmental, compassionate care. Read on for one woman’s experience at Planned Parenthood: Continue reading Stories of Care at Planned Parenthood
Writer/director Joss Whedon has teamed up with Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles on the production of a short film. Continue reading Unlocked
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) rates are increasing in California. Continue reading Sexually-Transmitted Infections: Get Tested!
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is most often transmitted through sex or used needles. Continue reading Know Your PrEP and nPEP
Our health center in Coachella fulfills a very important community need. Continue reading Sex Ed in the Coachella Valley: A Community Effort
April is Get Yourself Tested (GYT) month and Planned Parenthood is celebrating! Continue reading Get Yourself Tested Month — New Videos
Questions about herpes or genital warts? Preguntale al Sexperto…watch our videos to learn more about your sexual health!
On Transgender Day of Visibility, and every day, Planned Parenthood stands with transgender people. We see you. We care about you. We stand in solidarity with you – no matter where you live, no matter what. Continue reading The Transgender Day of Visibility — March 31
Endometriosis affects approximately five million women in the U.S. and many more women around the world. Continue reading It’s Endometriosis Awareness Month!
Resolutions for a healthier you in 2017
Happy New Year from all of us here at Planned Parenthood! This time of year can be both invigorating and challenging. 2016 was a rollercoaster, no matter where you were sitting. It’s natural to feel a little depleted after so many big events, especially considering that we’re also recovering from the holidays. That’s why we believe that 2017 should be the year of self-care.
DID YOU KNOW? A quarter of women don’t know when they need their next breast cancer screening, and over a third of women don’t know when they should get their next cervical cancer screening. Your sexual health is an important component of your general well-being.
Breast Screenings: If you over the age of 21, then you should be receiving regular breast exams from your healthcare provider. Between the ages of 21-39, your healthcare provider should perform a breast exam every 1-3 years. Annual screenings are recommended for women between 40 and 75 years of age.
Cervical Screenings: If you’re in your twenties you should be receiving a Pap test every three years. Between the ages of 30 and 64, you should receive a Pap test or HPV test every 3 years (or every 5 years if you get the two tests together). Women ages 65 and up should consult with their healthcare provider.
Birth Control: The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) named modern contraception (together with family planning) one of the top 10 greatest public health achievements of the 20th century, and its positive impact on social justice and quality of life for many people around the world is hard to overstate. We all know that birth control can help women prevent unwanted pregnancies, and it facilitates having children only if and when a person or family is ready.
But DID YOU KNOW that oral contraceptives have additional non-contraceptive health benefits? They can even help prevent certain types of cancers! In scientific studies, oral contraceptives have been found to be associated with a reduced risk of ovarian and endometrial cancers. Additionally, oral contraceptives are used to treat pain from endometriosis and menstruation, and they help with menstrual regulation. Go birth control!
Treat yourself to health in 2017.
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–Kiri @ Planned Parenthood