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Called to the Cause

Called to Planned Parenthood's cause
Dr. Sierra Washington has been called to Planned Parenthood’s cause.

“Nobody works at Planned Parenthood by accident. Everybody is there because of their call to the mission.” Doctor Washington’s approach to medicine is shaped by the years she lived and worked in Africa, caring for women who were willing to risk their lives to control their own reproductive destiny. This is her story of care.

Shattering myths about Planned Parenthood

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Periods Get High Tech

It’s only been 50 years since the birth control pill became available in the United States. Yet today, women who get a period can choose from more than 12 types of birth control and digitally track their menstrual cycle. That’s a far cry from the not-so-distant past when women used pens, paper and guesswork to track their periods and avoid getting pregnant.

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Celebrating Black Lives: Past, Present & Future

“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

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7 Real Abortion Stories Told By Celebs

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.

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Dear men, we’re here for you too

Every year, Planned Parenthood provides high-quality, affordable and compassionate care to 2.7 million women, men and young people. There is no organization that does more than we do to provide and advocate for family planning, preventive care and sex education. As the most trusted nonprofit, reproductive health care provider in the country, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our patients. 

Many of our supporters are equally passionate about the work we do in their communities and have chosen to share their experiences. One of our patients, JC wanted to share his experience at Planned Parenthood to create greater awareness about all of the services we provide. 

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Reproductive Justice: Beyond the statistics

We have all heard the statistics on the reproductive health disparities among women: The rates of unintended pregnancy for African American women and Latinas are nearly 2.5 and 2 times, respectively, the rate of White women. African American women are the mostly likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth.

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12 Types of Birth Control

Birth control methods vary far and wide. There’s a method for nearly every body and lifestyle. In fact, there are about 12 methods in total and counting. And those methods range from non-hormonal and hormonal to single use and long-lasting use.

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Eight Patients Share Their Planned Parenthood Stories

Each year, 2.7 million women, men and young people rely on Planned Parenthood for essential health care services like birth control, cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment and well-woman exams.

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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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