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Health Training Manager Jenny Marten gives insight on IUDs

June 9, 2024 • USA Today

After a giant, inflatable IUD is displayed in DC, Marten explains how this highly reliable birth control method works.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

Dr. Serina Floyd reflects on how abortion bans have impacted medical providers

May 7, 2024 • WUNC

PPMW’s chief medical officer describes why she contributed to a major oral history project on abortion restrictions since the fall of Roe.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

Chief Medical Officer talks health equity amidst attacks on essential care

April 24, 2024 • Capital B

Dr. Serina Floyd explains how denial of care dangerously dehumanizes pregnant patients.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Serina Floyd speaks on importance of patient privacy

April 23, 2024 • NBC News

During a press conference with national leaders, Dr. Floyd explains patient concerns about keeping medical info private.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

Dr. Serina Floyd joins U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services at health privacy press conference

April 22, 2024 • Spectrum News

PPMW’s chief medical officer stood alongside Secretary Becarra and other national leaders. 

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

An interview with PPMW's director of public policy on abortion rights and DC statehood

April 2, 2024 • Local Selection

Helena Hernandez discusses how PPMW advocates for patients' access to abortion care and how DC's lack of statehood threatens residents' access, including through the Dornan Amendment.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

Patient advocate Brittany House shares medication abortion story at SCOTUS rally

March 26, 2024 • The Washington Post

House addresses a crowd of thousands on the steps of the Supreme Court.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

PPMW director of primary care and patient advocate speak at rally in defense of mifepristone

March 26, 2024 • The Guardian

Dr. Divya Shenoy and Brittany House deliver stirring speeches during the March 26 rally at the Supreme Court. 

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

Chief Medical Officer condemns interference in life-saving medical care

Jan. 22, 2024 • Ms. Magazine

As an experienced provider, Dr. Serina Floyd explains the dangers of weakening the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), which applies to abortion care necessary to stabilize a patient.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Inc.

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