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Shattering myths about Planned Parenthood

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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

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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Watch our educators, Hillary and Karen, bust a few common condom myths. Enjoy safer sex during National Condom Week, and all year around by using condoms. For more information about condoms, click here.


Planned Parenthood Made Me Feel Safe

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. This is a story from a college student and Planned Parenthood volunteer named Ethan who wanted to share his experience as a patient, so others can understand the importance of creating safe spaces for reproductive care.

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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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Preparing for Pride

Pride is almost here and to say we’re excited is an understatement. From filling Balboa Park for the festival to filling the streets of Hillcrest for the parade — San Diego knows how to throw a party. Since it’s one of our favorite events, we’ve been preparing for months. Here’s how we get ready to show our pride.

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