Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon is dedicated to helping young people develop healthy attitudes and behaviors that serve them well throughout their lives. For over 47 years, we have been committed to providing positive, comprehensive sex education for both youth and adults, as well as training for those who work with and care about young people.
As the largest and most respected providers of sexuality education in Oregon, our programs reach more than 11,000 youth and adults each year. We provide workshops and trainings for parents, faith leaders, educators, and others who work with families and youth, with the goal of expanding the network of supportive adults who are prepared and available to teach young people about their sexual health.
In all of our work, our comprehensive approach to sexuality education is the foundation for our New 3Rs: Rights, Respect, Responsibility initiative, which seeks to provide youth with the tools and support they need to make informed, responsible decisions about sex. As the catalyst behind the New 3Rs in Oregon, PPSO is committed to broad-based community education that embodies the following values:
- Rights: We believe youth people have the right to accurate information and access to health care services.
- Respect: We respect young people as valued members of the community, with much to offer.
- Responsibility: We trust young people to make responsible decisions when they are provided information, taught skills, and given support to do so.