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Planned Parenthood

Northern California

History

 

100 Years Strong

 

Planned Parenthood’s story began nearly 100 years ago. We are the nation’s foremost provider of sexual and reproductive health care, information and advocacy.

 

Planned Parenthood Northern California’s history goes back to 1929 with the inception of the Maternal Health Center on Oak Street in San Francisco. We were the first Planned Parenthood affiliate in the nation to offer HIV testing. Today, we offer the latest and most sensitive HIV tests available to all our clients, as well as PEP and PrEP medications to prevent infection by the virus.

 

The nation’s first comprehensive sex education program for teens was launched, right here in San Francisco, in 1967. We are proud to offer sexuality and family planning education to adults and youth across 20 counties through educational workshops and community outreach activities, from San Francisco to the Oregon border.

 

Planned Parenthood Northern California offers safer sex supplies, birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, STD testing, treatment, and counseling.

 

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We have 23 health service delivery sites, with 20 full-service sexual and reproductive health care centers and three satellite locations.

 

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To find out more about our community services and education programs, click here.

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