Planned Parenthood

Greater Ohio

Northwest Ohio

1934
Paula Secor became interested in the family planning cause

1937
Mrs. Secor, along with Caroline Bentley, Bea Block, and Grace Eversman, hold the first meeting of the Maternal Health Association on Jan. 15th - first board meeting was 6 months later with Mrs. Secor as chair and 18 members

1938
First clinic opens over a saloon on Adams Street

  • 99 patients served
  • Diaphragm the only contraceptive device available
  • Campaign raised just over $2,000

1944
Joined PPFA and became Planned Parenthood League of Toledo

  • Running 8 clinic sessions per month

1946
Premarital counseling was added as a service

1949
Agency relocated to 339 21st Street

  • Running 15 clinics per month
  • Campaign raised $15,000

1958
Agency relocated to 217 15th Street

1960
FDA approves the first oral contraceptives

1969
Services expanded to include Pap tests, breast exams, urinalysis, blood pressure and weight checks.  Annual campaign raises approximately $40,000.

1970
Title X of the Community Health Services Act is passed.

1979
Agency relocated to current location at 1301 Jefferson Avenue

1980
Changed name to Planned Parenthood of Greater Toledo

1985
Changed name to Planned Parenthood of Northwest Ohio, Inc.

2008
Consolidated with Planned Parenthood of Central Ohio and Planned Parenthood of Southeast Ohio.

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