Go to Content Go to Navigation Go to Navigation Go to Site Search Homepage

Information on hMPXV (Monkeypox)

hMPXV, also known as monkeypox — the common name for a particular, contagious orthopox virus — causes a rash and flu-like illness, and can spread to any person through close contact, including skin-to-skin contact. While scientists are still researching whether monkeypox can be spread directly through vaginal fluids or semen, spending time being physically intimate with someone — for example, through cuddling, kissing, and sex — does play a role in transmission. This transmission can occur regardless of a person's gender identity, sexual orientation, or the gender identity or sexual orientation of their partner. However, sexual contact is not the only way the virus can spread.

If you suspect that you have been exposed to monkeypox, or have symptoms, know that you can come to your local Planned Parenthood. We will be able to connect you with the appropriate resources for diagnosis confirmation and treatment.

For more information on monkeypox vaccines in New Jersey, visit https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/monkeypox.shtml

For more information on the virus, visit https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/index.html.

Learn More

Our health centers

Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey, Inc. provides high-quality sexual and reproductive health care and education in 18 counties across New Jersey. Call us today at 1-800-230-PLAN to find a health center near you.

Health Centers








Perth Amboy




Stockton University 
(students only)

Franklin Township





Make your appointment online!

Online appointment scheduling is now available for select health centers. Click here to schedule at a health center near you!


Our services

Our health centers offer a wide variety of health care services for women, men, and teens. Click on any service to learn more. To make an appointment call us at 1-800-230-PLAN.

Make an Appointment Online!

Click here to make an in-person appointment for many of our health centers, or for telehealth services.

Schedule Now

This website uses cookies

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors use cookies and other tools to collect, store, monitor, and analyze information about your interaction with our site to improve performance, analyze your use of our sites and assist in our marketing efforts. You may opt out of the use of these cookies and other tools at any time by visiting Cookie Settings. By clicking “Allow All Cookies” you consent to our collection and use of such data, and our Terms of Use. For more information, see our Privacy Notice.

Cookie Settings

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors, use cookies, pixels, and other tracking technologies to collect, store, monitor, and process certain information about you when you access and use our services, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. The information collected might relate to you, your preferences, or your device. We use that information to make the site work, analyze performance and traffic on our website, to provide a more personalized web experience, and assist in our marketing efforts. We also share information with our social media, advertising, and analytics partners. You can change your default settings according to your preference. You cannot opt-out of required cookies when utilizing our site; this includes necessary cookies that help our site to function (such as remembering your cookie preference settings). For more information, please see our Privacy Notice.



We use online advertising to promote our mission and help constituents find our services. Marketing pixels help us measure the success of our campaigns.



We use qualitative data, including session replay, to learn about your user experience and improve our products and services.



We use web analytics to help us understand user engagement with our website, trends, and overall reach of our products.