Resources for Student Projects
At Planned Parenthood, our top priority is making sure our patients receive high-quality sexual and reproductive health care. Because our staff is devoted to spending the majority of their time with patients, we are unable to accommodate student interview and health center tour requests at this time.
We appreciate you thinking of us for your school project. You will find lots of information about Planned Parenthood Los Angeles on our website. For your convenience, below are some links and frequently asked questions you might find useful for your report or project:
- About Us
- PPLA History
- PPLA Annual Report
- Health Topics - birth control, abortion, STDs, etc.
- General Sexual Health Information
- Data on sexual behaviors & health outcomes of Los Angeles County youth
- History of political attacks on Planned Parenthood
What is Planned Parenthood Los Angeles’ Mission?
The mission of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is to provide convenient and affordable access to a comprehensive range of quality reproductive health care and sexual health information, through patient services, education and advocacy. Read more about our work here.
What services does your affiliate provide?
We offer a wide range of reproductive health services at 24 health centers located throughout Los Angeles County. We also offer education and training services to the community. Learn more about our health services here. To learn more about our health education programs click here.
Where are your health centers located?
We have 24 health centers located throughout Los Angeles County. To see a complete list, click here.
Is there a fee for your services?
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles offers services at low or no cost. Fees are determined on a sliding scale, based on your income and family size. All services are provided at the lowest cost possible, and you can call us anytime to discuss payment options. We accept Medi-Cal, many kinds of private insurance, and we can help sign you up for FamilyPACT, a California program that covers family planning services. If you don't have insurance, affordable coverage options may be available for you - check out what you may qualify for. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care. For more information, click here.
What populations do you serve?
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is one of the largest providers of comprehensive reproductive health care services in Los Angeles County. Last year, we saw over 234,000 patient visits at our 24 health centers and 2 high school wellness centers.
How is PPLA funded?
We are funded through a variety of sources including the following:
- Government contracts
- Private contributions
- Insurance reimbursements
- Patient fees
- Other income
The generous support of donors is key to our ability to provide affordable and accessible health care services, education and advocacy. Click here to learn more about making a donation.
Do you offer services to minors? If so, what are the regulations?
Yes. Under California law, minors can access reproductive health care, obtain birth control, and receive abortion services without parental notification or consent. Minors must be at least 12 years old to consent to and obtain sexually transmitted infections testing and treatment without parental notification.
Do you have a target age range? If so, what is it?
Our services are available to everyone, but most of our patients are women between the ages of 18 to 29. Our education programs typically serve youth aged 12 to 18. We also provide education to young adults, youth serving professionals, and parents and caregivers.