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STI Awareness Month: Get Yourself Tested

Do I have an STI? It’s a question riddled with what-ifs and what-now’s, but don’t worry. If the thought has ever crossed your mind, you’re not the first person to question it. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are...

April 11, 2022

Sexual & Reproductive Health: 4 Things You Should Discuss with Your Doctor

When it comes to sexual and reproductive health, it can be hard to know what's "normal" and what may be a sign of a potential health problem. Even if you feel embarrassed about specific issues...

March 9, 2022

Condoms Are Actually Awesome, Here’s Why

Condoms regularly get a bad (w)rap. For starters, it can feel a little bit awkward buying condoms. There’s also the age-old myth that condoms reduce sensitivity during sex (don’t worry, we’ll debunk this in a sec). But all in all, the benefits... 

Feb. 14, 2022

Cervical Health: Screenings & the HPV Vaccine Are Key to Cervical Cancer Prevention 

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month—a time to talk about the risk of cervical cancer, how it is caused, and how it can be prevented. More than 13,000 people with a cervix are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. This type of cancer is caused...

Dec. 31, 2021

5 Tips for a Healthier New Year 

After another challenging year, most Americans are ready to say goodbye to 2021 and ring in 2022. Health is always a priority heading into a new year, especially while enduring a pandemic, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is more important than ever. 

Dec. 27, 2021

World AIDS Day: Stopping the Spread of HIV

World AIDS Day was first observed on December 1, 1988 and to this day is still regarded as the first global health awareness day.  As we come upon 40 years since the first reported cases of HIV-related illnesses and deaths, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties would like to honor all...

Dec. 1, 2021

Peer Ambassador Program

For over fifteen years Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties’ Community Education and Outreach Department has hosted a peer education program for high school-aged youth. The program has taken many shapes and forms, and worked with...

Sept. 17, 2021

April Is Get Yourself Tested (GYT) Month!

The Get Yourself Tested (GYT) campaign helps young people understand that getting tested and treated for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is quick and easy! GYT also educates about the many ways one can protect themselves against STIs, such as talking openly with partners and healthcare providers about sexual partners and types of sex they have had, using condoms correctly, and reducing...

April 28, 2021

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