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America’s Most Trusted Name in Sexual Health®

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable sexual and reproductive health care for all people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With nearly 600 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations care for all patients with 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 education and information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives, and to achieve this we must work to create equitable access to health care.

Planned Parenthood is made up of many separate nonprofit organizations. Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports the independently incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates, which operate nonprofit health centers across the U.S.

A Key Role in Public Health 

Community is the heart of Planned Parenthood and we strive to be good neighbors in partnership with on-the-ground health and rights organizations. Planned Parenthood health centers’ expert health care professionals are dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate, and affordable care. No matter what. As a leader in sexual and reproductive services, Planned Parenthood is proud to serve the diverse needs of local communities through a national network of nearly 600 health centers operated by Planned Parenthood affiliates.

Planned Parenthood health centers provide a wide range of services — including preventive care like birth control, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and screenings for cervical and other cancers. Dedicated Planned Parenthood doctors, nurses, and support staff take time to not only talk with patients, but to see them for who they are as individuals and support the life they envision for themselves.

Science-backed Education and Resources

As a respected leader in sex education, Planned Parenthood delivers programs, resources, and tools in classrooms, communities, and online that help people make informed choices about their sexuality and relationships, so they can lead full and healthy lives. We are committed to advancing the health of young people in this country by providing comprehensive sex education that is medically accurate, culturally responsive, equitable and accessible — as well as inclusive of varying gender identities, expressions and sexual orientations. Planned Parenthood provides education and outreach to 1 million people every year, and millions more through digital sex education tools.

A Leader in the Fight for Reproductive Health, Access, and Rights

Planned Parenthood has 19 million supporters nationwide — activists and donors committed to policies that protect and expand access to a full range of sexual and reproductive care and education. Planned Parenthood Federation of America — as well as local Planned Parenthood organizations — engage in ongoing education and advocacy work to ensure that everyone has access to the care we all need. 

Planned Parenthood Action Fund is a separate nonprofit membership organization tax-exempt under section 501(c)(4). The Action Fund engages in educational, advocacy, and limited electoral activity, including grassroots organizing, legislative advocacy, and voter education. Like Planned Parenthood Federation of America, many Planned Parenthood affiliates have related 501(c)(4) local organizations.  If you are interested in learning more about the Action Fund, you can visit www.plannedparenthoodaction.org.

Advancing Global Health

Many individuals around the world are denied access to vital reproductive and sexual health care and information, whether by poverty, a lack of basic services, or politics and war. Planned Parenthood Global — the international arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America — works with local organizations in Africa and Latin America to increase access to health care and education. Alongside local leadership, we foster sustainable health and education programs; and provide financial grants and funding for family planning services.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is a member organization of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, based in London.

Trusted care, every step of the way

STD testing, birth control, abortion, and more in-person and online.


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