First, Jennifer Lawrence took a fierce stance on equal pay, writing a powerful essay, which made an appearance in Lena Dunham’s newsletter Lenny that tackled the income disparities women face in the workforce. Now, she’s taken a vocal stand against the attacks on Planned Parenthood during an interview with Glamour magazine.
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.
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.
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 high school student and Planned Parenthood volunteer named Isabel who wanted to share her experience as a patient so others can understand the importance of creating safe spaces for reproductive care.
We recently launched an app that will allow you to purchase a mail-in STD test kit called Planned Parenthood Direct.