Planned Parenthood

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(New York, NY) — Planned Parenthood Federation of America released the following statement from Eric Ferrero, Vice President for Communications:


Planned Parenthood Federation of America


January 11, 2013

“The Planned Parenthood annual report for 2010-2011 shows that Planned Parenthood affiliates remain one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people. Planned Parenthood health centers provide nearly three million patients a year with a wide range of preventive health care, including lifesaving cervical cancer screenings, breast exams, Pap tests, STD testing, and birth control. More than 90 percent of Planned Parenthood’s services are preventive care, such as cancer screenings and birth control, and like any other health care provider Planned Parenthood health centers are reimbursed by the government for providing specific preventive services to low-income patients. As has been the case for decades, federal funds are not and cannot be used to provide abortion.”

The Planned Parenthood 2010-2011 annual report shows that more than 750 Planned Parenthood health centers nationwide provided nearly 11 million services to nearly three million people during the year, including:
·         birth control information and services to two million patients;
·         585,000 Pap tests, which identified about 82,000 women at risk of developing cervical cancer;
·         640,000 breast exams; and 
·         nearly 4.5 million tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV tests.
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Statement from Planned Parenthood Federation of America on 2010-2011 Annual Report