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Everyone has a story about sexual health, even if they aren’t sexually active. This is a nonjudgmental space for youth to freely share their stories and opinions about birth control and sexual health.

We need you to help end sexual violence

While the pandemic has forced many organizations to reduce services, rape crisis centers have continued to provide ongoing counseling, medical, and legal advocacy to survivors of sexual violence. But we can’t do this work alone. Raise your voice against sexual violence and help us support survivors.

April 5, 2021

How art helped me embrace my transgender identity

Art gives me the strength to be my truest self, which was especially important during my transition. Through the creative process I was able to express what it was like to feel trapped. Through my art, I’m able to both be vulnerable and proud of who I am.

March 31, 2021

PNA harms young people already facing challenges

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with young people seeking abortion, I see firsthand the harm created by the Parental Notification of Abortion Act (PNA). We need to trust young people to make their own health care decisions.

March 29, 2021

I appreciate abortion providers today and every day

I am thankful every day to work alongside medical professionals who dedicate their lives to ensuring people seeking abortion care have access to the high-quality, compassionate care they need, without judgement. In my heart, National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers lasts all year long.

March 9, 2021

Ask the Expert: Is my pelvic pain normal or is it endometriosis?

What exactly is endometriosis? This condition affects as many as 1 in 10 women in the U.S., yet many are undiagnosed or get diagnosed much later than they should, leaving people to suffer from this painful condition in silence. Here’s what you need to know.

March 8, 2021

Reproductive rights are still in danger despite political wins

While President Biden and Vice President Harris are ushering in a progressive agenda, reproductive rights are still in grave danger because of Trump-era policies and the conservative-leaning Supreme Court. Supporting social safety net organizations like PPIL is more important than ever to ensure equitable access to essential health care in Illinois.

Feb. 24, 2021

Connection and community helped me survive being raped

My high school life changed when I was raped and then found myself pregnant. Planned Parenthood not only provided critical abortion care, it connected me with other teens who were struggling with the same issues I was. It meant everything to know I wasn’t alone. It gave me the strength to come back to myself.

Feb. 16, 2021

Dear Reader: How Bridgerton misses the mark for sex education

Society is abuzz with the latest bingeable Netflix show, Bridgerton. Watching it as a sex educator, I realized I hear the same kind of stories from students today that the characters in Bridgerton are navigating in the 1800’s--and today’s young people deserve better.

Feb. 12, 2021

Get to know our Black Organizing Program

We’ve launched our Black Organizing Program to prioritize the voices and needs of Black Illinoisans and advocate for meaningful access to needed resources at every level of government. Read on to learn more about our BOP staff and their goals for the program.

Feb. 9, 2021

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What is sex-ed like at your school
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