Planned Parenthood of New York City Activists, Patients and Elected Officials Rally to Fight “Defunding” Efforts
Today more than 500 Planned Parenthood of New York City supporters rallied outside the Manhattan health center in the snow to make it clear that they oppose efforts to defund and shut down Planned Parenthood health centers. Public officials who spoke at the rally include NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Public Advocate Tish James, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Council Member Laurie Cumbo, Council Member Brad Lander, Council Member Dan Garodnick, Assemblymember Michael Blake, and NYS Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon.
Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) will begin offering transgender hormone therapy on December 1st at its Boro Hall health center in Brooklyn. Appointments are being scheduled now.
Planned Parenthood of New York City Announces $1,160,000 Grant From Keith Haring Foundation Toward HIV/AIDS Prevention
Planned Parenthood of New York City Will Begin Offering PrEP, Daily Drug Regimen to Help Prevent HIV
Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) will begin offering PrEP on August 8 at its Manhattan health center and at all five health centers by the end of 2016. PrEP, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, is a treatment plan that involves a daily pill called Truvada that can help those at increased risk avoid HIV. When taken daily, the risk of contracting HIV can be reduced by more than 90 percent.
Today New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill package that will supply free menstrual products to thousands of New Yorkers who may not otherwise have access.
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