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Care No Matter What Podcast

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The Care No Matter What Podcast takes you behind the scenes at Planned Parenthood Arizona with in-depth interviews with staff and supporters. Take a listen to learn more about the work being accomplished at PPAZ.

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Show Archive

#010 Interview with PPAZ CEO Brittany Fonteno

In November, 2021, Brittany Fonteno joined the Planned Parenthood Arizona (PPAZ) team as its President and CEO. In this episode, hear about
Brittany’s plans for the future of PPAZ and why she is so passionate about reproductive rights and abortion access.

#009 University of Arizona Medical Students for Choice

The University of Arizona’s Medical Students for Choice program works to spread awareness of reproductive health issues and to ensure that women receive the full range of reproductive health care choices by organizing, advocating, training and supplementing our medical school curricula. This episode is an engaging conversation with MSCF participants Jeenal Shah and Mathili Khandekar.

#008 Unidas- Empowering Young Women through Inspirational Philanthropy

The Unidas program, an initiative of the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, offers young women in high school a glimpse into the world of opportunity and inequality. They have a chance to make a difference in other people’s lives and learn about leadership and how to make philanthropic decisions that make an impact in the community. This episode is an engaging conversation with Unidas participants Lydia Watts and Isabella Mixton-Garcia and staff organizer Desiree Maultsby.

#007 PPAZ Education: May is Sex Ed Month!

The month of May is designated, nationally, as Sex Ed for All month and helps focus attention on comprehensive, accurate, and stigma-free sexuality education for all. Join PPAZ Education Team Members Maria Rodriguez and Casey Scott-Mitchell for this thought-provoking conversation about the role Planned Parenthood is playing in bringing quality sex ed. to those in our community.

#006 Where We Are Headed: A Conversation with Planned Parenthood Arizona Board Leadershi‪p‬

Join 2020-2021 Planned Parenthood Arizona (PPAZ) Board Chairs Angela Florez and Xanthia Walker as well as Vice Chair Carminia Muñoz for a wide-ranging discussion on the future of PPAZ. Touching on the Black Lives Matter movement, strategic initiatives, and how diverse leadership is taking PPAZ into the future, this is must-listen stuff for anyone wanting the “inside scoop”!

#005 From the Frontlines of Care

Siri Williams, MD, MPH, is an obstetrician/gynecologist who works at Planned Parenthood Arizona providing abortion and family planning care and as the interim medical director. She also loves delivering babies in her 2nd job as an OB hospitalist at Tucson Medical Center.

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Williams covering the topics: Abortion Care; Reproductive Health Care delivery; Protestors; and more.

#004 Health Disparities in Communities of Color

A conversation with Dr. Cassandra Peel, Program Director/Administrative Faculty for the online MSW Program in the School of Cultural and Family Psychology at Pacific Oaks College. People of color, especially women of color, are far more likely to face health disparities and die at higher rates than their white counterparts. Dr. Peel discusses why this happens and how real change can happen.

#003 Let’s Talk About Sex (Ed)!

A conversation with Planned Parenthood Arizona (PPAZ) Senior Director of Education, Vicki Hadd-Wissler, and Maria Rodriguez, PPAZ Community Engagement Manager about Planned Parenthood’s Education Programs, which reach 1000s each year. Funny and touching stories from the front lines.

#002 - Reproductive Health Care for Youth

A conversation with PPAZ Board Member Dr. Noor Zwayne. Dr. Zwayne is a Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist. This conversation explores her work with youth seeking reproductive health care and helping transgender men through their transition.