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Statement from Planned Parenthood Federation of America on 2010-2011 Annual Report

(New York, NY) — Planned Parenthood Federation of America released the following statement from Eric Ferrero, Vice President for Communications:

“The Planned Parenthood annual report for 2010-2011 shows that Planned Parenthood affiliates remain one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people. Planned Parenthood health centers provide nearly three million patients a year with a wide range of preventive health care, including lifesaving cervical cancer screenings, breast exams, Pap tests, STD testing, and birth control. More than 90 percent of Planned Parenthood’s services are preventive care, such as cancer screenings and birth control, and like any other health care provider Planned Parenthood health centers are reimbursed by the government for providing specific preventive services to low-income patients. As has been the case for decades, federal funds are not and cannot be used to provide abortion.”

The Planned Parenthood 2010-2011 annual report shows that more than 750 Planned Parenthood health centers nationwide provided nearly 11 million services to nearly three million people during the year, including:
·         birth control information and services to two million patients;
·         585,000 Pap tests, which identified about 82,000 women at risk of developing cervical cancer;
·         640,000 breast exams; and 
·         nearly 4.5 million tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV tests.
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Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With more than 750 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood serves all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through Planned Parenthood health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, we are a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. Backed by seven million supporters, Planned Parenthood fights to ensure that all women can get the health care services they need. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.


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Planned Parenthood media office, 212-261-4433

Published: 01.11.13

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