Planned Parenthood of Nassau County seeks to compassionately and respectfully empower individuals to make independent, informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive lives by providing access to medically-sound health care and educational services, and by promoting public policies to make those services available to all.
In 1933, five volunteers, a doctor and a nurse founded the Mother’s Birth Control League, later to become Planned Parenthood of Nassau County (PPNC), to meet basic and critical reproductive health and family planning needs.
These forward-thinking, brave individuals were committed to helping women who wanted to prevent unwanted pregnancy and make decisions about the size of their families. During its first year, this health center made birth control counseling and supplies available to the community's then predominantly white married population, serving nearly 500 patients and operating on a budget of less than $5,000.
The Mother's Birth Control League became incorporated as Planned Parenthood of Nassau County in 1973.