Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Inc. is a private, nonprofit family planning agency that respects and protects the rights of each man and woman to make informed reproductive decisions. Our mission is to provide accessible, high-quality health care and information to clients and to serve as advocate and educator to the community on responsible human sexuality. We have offices and health centers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
Planned Parenthood Health Systems is an affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., the world's largest and most trusted voluntary reproductive health care organization. Founded by Margaret Sanger in 1916 as America's first birth control clinic, Planned Parenthood believes in everyone's right to choose when or whether to have a child, that every child should be wanted and loved, and that women should be in charge of their own destinies.
Our health services include family planning and birth control, gyn care and cancer screenings, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, medical and surgical abortion, mid-life services, and pregnancy testing and education. We strive to provide low-cost, confidential services in a comfortable, professional setting.
Planned Parenthood Health Systems believes that informed choices begin with education. We sponsor programs and conduct presentations for schools, community groups, religious organizations, and corporations on topics related to birth control and pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, women's health, effective communication skills and decision-making, adolescent pregnancy prevention, and positive parenting skills.
Planned Parenthood Health Systems supports each citizenís right to make informed decisions regarding his or her health. To that end, we work diligently with national, state, and local policy makers to uphold access to all aspects of reproductive health care. We have developed a large network of grassroots supporters who are committed to defending and increasing access to family planning services, abortion services, and sexuality education.