Austin and Dallas, TX — Planned Parenthood is excited to once again team up with one of America’s most celebrated bands, Sleater-Kinney, this time on their No Cities to Love tour, which launched in February.
“We are very excited to partner with Planned Parenthood for our national tour. We love this organization, which has provided reproductive health care for women for nearly 100 years. We hope to help provide information and access to Planned Parenthood to a whole new generation of Sleater-Kinney fans,” said the band.
Sleater-Kinney will play the Granada Theater in Dallas on April 16 and the Stubb’s outdoor stage on April 17 in Austin. Both shows open with THEESatisfaction. Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas volunteers and staff will be on hand with temporary tattoos, free condoms and information, and to urge concertgoers to reach out to Planned Parenthood for affordable, expert healthcare like birth control, STD testing and treatment (for men and women), and breast and cervical cancer screening.
With half of the estimated 20 million sexually transmitted diseases contracted each year hitting the under-25 age group, efforts such as the Sleater-Kinney tour and National GYT Month: Get Yourself Tested (April) are critical ways to connect young men and women with potentially lifesaving care. GYT month is a seven-year partnership with MTV and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and helps educate millions of young people about common STDs such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, human papillomavirus (HPV), trichomoniasis, and HIV.
“The good news is that nearly all STDs, including HIV, are treatable and many are curable,” said Beth Watson, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Vice President of Health Services. “Most STDs have no symptoms, so testing is important. The sooner you know your status, the sooner you can get treated and avoid any serious health problems that can result from untreated STDs.”
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Autumn Williams Keiser
April 07, 2015