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Bellingham, WA — On April 23, 2009, Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood (MBPP) will host a community pub crawl to promote STD Awareness Month and the GYT (Get Yourself Tested) Campaign.

GYT is about taking control of YOUR (sex) life by getting tested- and talking openly about it. We will be visiting local downtown bars to encourage open dialogue on STD prevention and familiarize the community with the local services available for testing and treatment.


Planned Parenthood is proud and excited to work with the community to inform young people about sexually transmitted diseases and infections and encourage routine testing and treatment as needed. In 2008, the CDC announced that at least one in four teenage girls has an STD, and that by the age of 25, one in two young people will get an STD; most won’t know it. This is a topic that deserves attention, especially among the youth of our community. According to MBPP clinic statistics, the largest group of patients served in 2008 fell between ages 20 and 24. So come join Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood, your friends, and your bartenders for a night on the town like no other!



 Date:    April 23, 2009
 Time:   9:00pm-12:00am
 Location: Begins at the Rogue and will include: the Royal, the Horseshoe, Rumors, and others.
 Cost:   $4 cover charge for Royal only (free with student ID); personal purchase of drinks to support local bars highly encouraged.






Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood has proudly been providing healthcare services for women, men, and teenagers in communities throughout Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan Counties since 1969. Services include HIV and STD testing and treatment; HIV counseling and referrals; HPV vaccine; pregnancy testing; all methods of birth control; cervical cancer screening; testicular, gynecological, and breast exams.


Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood



Stephanie Kountouros, Public Policy Coordinator: 360-603-7705, [email protected]


April 23, 2009