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Press Release (09-17-09): Planned Parenthood Joins "New Media" Universe

Planned Parenthood Launches “New Media” Website. New ways to donate, learn, schedule an appointment, and get active. Do you follow Planned Parenthood of Delaware on Twitter?

 

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Emily Knearl 
302.655.7296, ext. 36
 


Published: 09.17.09| Updated: 09.18.09

(Wilmington, DE) — Planned Parenthood of Delaware announced its new website today at  www.ppdel.org.  With new ways to donate, learn about sexual and reproductive health topics, schedule an appointment and get active on public policy issues, the website is a bold step into the new media universe.

“Planned Parenthood of Delaware has always been on the cutting edge, but our new website takes it to a whole new level,” said Nanci Hoffman, President and CEO of PPDE.  “People can now follow us on Twitter, friend us through Facebook or MySpace, or read about current topics in our weekly blog.”

Website Features:

Donate:  Now it’s easier than ever before to support women’s health care.  To give locally, click on the “local” option on the donation page.
Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and PPDE Blog:  Friends or just the curious can click on the icons at the bottom of the website.  Look for the birdie for up-to-date Tweets. 
Recent “Tweets” include:  Check your ta-tas for National Breast Health Month and join us for the Fifth Annual Chocolate Festival on October 9, 2009.
Get Active: To learn how to protect reproductive health, and be informed on local and national developments, click on “Join the Action Network.”
Medical Information: Got a medical question? Now medically-accurate information on sexual and reproductive health topics is just a click away under “Health Topics.”

Blogging:  Reaching the Under 30 Crowd

The weekly blogs are written by the PPDE Education Department and seek to inform on today’s hot topics.  A recent blog discussed female genital cosmetic surgery and its growing popularity.

Representing the 20-something crowd who live in the new media universe, Rebecca Roberts, Educator/Trainer PPDE Blog author, said “When I write the blogs, my goal is to communicate in a fun and informative way.  Blogging keeps people up-to-date in a constantly changing world.” 

Sexual and Health Information Resource

Perhaps the most important feature is the medically-accurate information on sexual and reproductive health. Offered in partnership with national Planned Parenthood, the site offers information on birth control, emergency contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, abortion, sexual orientation and gender, and more.

“The site serves as a wonderful resource for those who want to get the facts on important health issues,” said Dr. Anne Marie D’Amico of PPDE.  “As a physician, I know it’s sometimes hard for clients to discuss these sensitive topics and the new website serves as a good starting point.”

For further information, go to www.ppdel.org.  The mission of Planned Parenthood of Delaware is to ensure all individuals access to the appropriate information and services necessary for their own reproduction, sexuality, and health.  Planned Parenthood provides family planning, prenatal care, nutrition counseling, cancer screening and prevention, health education, abortion, and more.  The agency served over 11,000 people last year in all three counties and has operated in Delaware for over 75 years.

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