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Planned Parenthood

Keystone

About Planned Parenthood Keystone

PPKeystone_Logo_sm_6-28-13.jpgThe mission of Planned Parenthood Keystone is to provide and promote access to the essential health care services and comprehensive education people need to live healthy lives and build strong communities.

Health care
Our health services include family planning and birth control, cancer screenings, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, abortion care, pregnancy testing, and education. We provide essential, confidential services in a comfortable, professional setting.

Education

Planned Parenthood believes that informed choices begin with education. We conduct presentations for schools, community groups, religious organizations, and nonprofits on topics related to birth control and pregnancy, abstinence, sexually transmitted diseases, family planning and reproductive health.  This information is taught in a context of decision-making, personal values, responsibility, and relationships so that teens gain a thorough understanding of sexuality and its consequences for themselves and their partners.

Advocacy 
Planned Parenthood supports each citizen’s right to make informed decisions regarding his or her health. We work diligently with national, state, and local policy makers to uphold access to all aspects of reproductive health care. We strive to develop a large network of grassroots supporters who are committed to defending and increasing access to family planning services, abortion services, and sexuality education.

Behind our mission are these central values and core beliefs:

We value CHOICE:
We believe that all people have the basic right to decide freely and responsibly whether to bear children, and if so, the number and spacing of their children.  We believe people must have the information, education and means to exercise their reproductive decisions.  We believe that the exercise of these rights by people will affect their own welfare and the welfare of their children, as well as the welfare of the community and of society as a whole.

We value DIVERSITY:
Throughout all aspects of our work, we respect individuals and are sensitive to all cultures.

We value OUR COMMUNITY:
We promote an environment of mutual support, trust, and respect among our Board, volunteers, patients, clients, employees, and supporters.

We value OUR PATIENTS:
Our medical centers focus on meeting patients’ needs and respecting their dignity and privacy.

We value EDUCATION:
We promote responsible decision-making through the provision of medically accurate, age appropriate, comprehensive sexuality education.

We value EXCELLENCE:
Excellence is integral to all that we are and all that we do. 
Planned Parenthood Keystone (PPKey) serves 37 counties in Pennsylvania, home to over half of Pennsylvania residents.  We have administrative offices in the Lehigh Valley, Harrisburg, Warminster, and York. We operate 16 medical centers that serve over 52,000 patients annually and offer comprehensive sexuality education that reaches thousands of young adults.

Counties served:  Adams, Berks, Bradford, Bucks, Carbon, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Wyoming, & York Counties

Planned Parenthood is an equal employment opportunity employer. We comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender and gender expression/identity, age, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, uniformed service member/veteran status, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, as well as any other category protected by federal, state, or local laws. All employees of Planned Parenthood are prohibited from engaging in discriminatory conduct.

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