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The Planned Parenthood Option

Going to Planned Parenthood for reproductive health care is a choice that everyone can make. Continue reading The Planned Parenthood Option

Shattering myths about Planned Parenthood

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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

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

Everybody deserves expert care

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.

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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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Five Things You Don’t (But Should) Know About Planned Parenthood

  1. We provide more than birth control. We offer preventive care like lifesaving cervical and breast cancer screenings, as well as pregnancy testing and counseling, STD testing and treatment, and abortion services. In addition to reproductive health services, we offer general health care services like cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings. 

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How to Avoid the Seasonal Urinary Tract Infection

Illustration by Shelby Gubba

With the rising temperature we inevitably see a rise in the number of patients experiencing urinary tract infection symptoms: burning with urination, the urge to urinate more often, the uncomfortable sensation of not completely emptying the bladder, pressure or cramps in the lower abdomen during urination…sound familiar?

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