Tag Archives: women’s health

Stories of Care at Planned Parenthood

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

Unlocked

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 Infections: Get Tested!

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) rates are increasing in California. Continue reading Sexually-Transmitted Infections: Get Tested!

Sex Ed in the Coachella Valley: A Community Effort

Our health center in Coachella fulfills a very important community need. Continue reading Sex Ed in the Coachella Valley: A Community Effort

Revive: Empowering Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Combining forces, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest and the Center for Community Solutions (CCS) have formed a powerful partnership called Revive: Recognizing and Empowering Victims in Violent Environments. Continue reading Revive: Empowering Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Get Yourself Tested Month — New Videos

April is Get Yourself Tested (GYT) month and Planned Parenthood is celebrating! Continue reading Get Yourself Tested Month — New Videos

Doctors Take Down Myths Surrounding Abortion

Want to know the real deal about abortion? Ask the doctors who provide them. That’s what Buzzfeed did in their enlightening new article, 41 Things You Should Know About Abortions And The Doctors Who Perform Them. These doctors dispelled myths, gave a step-by-step description of the procedure, and talked about the satisfaction and challenges of providing abortions. Here are a few of our favorite quotes; the first one is from our medical director here at Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest: Continue reading Doctors Take Down Myths Surrounding Abortion

We Stand With Survivors: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

As you may have heard, April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. It is difficult to overstate the importance of this cause, which has taken on personal significance for many of us. Continue reading We Stand With Survivors: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Our own Tracy Skaddan receives the 2017 Judith Soley Lawyer as Citizen Award

We are thrilled to announce that General Counsel for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, Tracy Skaddan, has received the statewide, 2017 Judith Soley Lawyer as Citizen Award. Continue reading Our own Tracy Skaddan receives the 2017 Judith Soley Lawyer as Citizen Award

Why Intersectionality Matters for Reproductive Health Care

No longer confined to women’s and gender studies university courses, the term intersectionality has increasingly appeared in articles in mainstream outlets from USA Today to the Huffington Post, as journalists have tried to make sense of the resurgence of feminist awareness and activism spurred by the massive Women’s March on Washington (and its sister marches worldwide) held this past January. Despite the fact that intersectionality has been gaining some traction in the press lately, there still seems to be some confusion as to what the term actually means. Continue reading Why Intersectionality Matters for Reproductive Health Care