Planned Parenthood Federation of America released the following statement today in recognition of September 26, World Contraception Day.
Statement of Latanya Mapp Frett, Vice President - Global, Planned Parenthood Federation of America:
“Today is World Contraception Day! To secure a healthy future for us all, we must invest in family planning supplies and services — both in the U.S. and around the world — and double down on our commitment to support people in achieving full access to reproductive health services, no matter where they live.
“Young people need real information and tools to avoid unintended pregnancy. When young people are able to choose whether, when and how many children to have, it not only improves their health, it also affects the trajectory of their lives, improving their ability to stay in school, get an education, pursue meaningful careers and invest back into their communities. Yet gaps in access remain, with young people citing fear and embarrassment as a prime obstacle.
“Such needless and persistent gaps in access to contraception are unacceptable. This World Contraception Day, stand with Planned Parenthood to support investment in family planning supplies and services — in the U.S. and around the world — for women, men and especially young people. Together, we have the power to make this the healthiest generation ever.”
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With more than 750 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America media office: 212-261-4433
September 26, 2013