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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland's educational programming and Education Resource Centers (ERC) offer age-appropriate and research-based programs in reproductive health, human development and sexuality education. PPHeartland provides this programming for youth and adults in a variety of settings. 

Our ERCs are also proud to hold Iowa and Nebraska's most comprehensive collection of sexuality education materials in each of our three libraries, located in Des Moines, Lincoln, and Omaha.  Looking for a book, a video or a pamphlet? The ERC is the best place to find anything you may need to know about sexuality.

Our age-appropriate and research-based materials cover a number of topics, including, but not limited to: 

  • Adolescent health
  • Body image
  • Contraception / birth control methods
  • Pregnancy & pregnancy options
  • Healthy relationships
  • Men’s health
  • Sex & sexuality
  • Sexual orientation & gender identity
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Women’s health


The ERC also provides a number of demonstration models including contraception models, RealCare Babies, and more. 

If you are interested in any of these resources or would like to make an appointment to visit the ERC, please contact us at [email protected]

Researching for a paper or presentation?

Our ERC can help! We have a number of materials readily available for your use. Contact [email protected] with your research request, and a member of the Education department will contact you directly about terms available for loan, rental or purchase. 


For other requests, such as interviews or additional information on Planned Parenthood of the Heartland as a health care organization, please complete the student request form, return to [email protected] and include your deadline. We are happy to help students working on research!