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Dr. Shannon Connolly of Planned Parenthood: “Make All Health Care Organizations Nonprofits”

As a part of our interview series called “5 Things We Must Do To Improve the US Healthcare System”, I had the pleasure to interview Dr. Shannon Connolly. Dr. Shannon Connolly is a family physician and associate medical director at Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties. She attended medical school at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, did her residency at...

Sept. 9, 2021

Abortion Access in California is Under Greater Threat Than We Think

A new Texas state law restricting abortions and a Supreme Court case from Mississippi could have dire consequences in California. Since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion in 1973, American women and their families have benefited greatly. Unfortunately, decisions about abortion access elsewhere could...

Sept. 9, 2021

OC Register Milestones: PPOSBC's Terry Stapleton Named Woman of the Year 

Terry Stapleton, vice president of operations for Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties (PPOSBC) has been named a 2021 Woman of the Year by Congressman Lou Correa. She will be honored at an awards ceremony next month highlighting women whose work on the front lines and behind the scenes throughout the pandemic has kept communities in the 46th Congressional District healthy and safe.

Sept. 6, 2021

Dr. Shannon Connolly of Planned Parenthood: 5 Things We Must Do to Improve the US Healthcare System

The pandemic has really highlighted three big problems: inadequate funding for public health infrastructure, significant health inequity for many communities, and a lack of understanding or trust in science by a significant proportion of our population. These are each enormous and very complex problems that will require a nationwide effort to correct.

Sept. 3, 2021

Planned Parenthood’s Terry Stapleton named Woman of the Year by Congressman Lou Correa 

Terry Stapleton, vice president of operations for Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties (PPOSBC) has been named a 2021 Woman of the Year by Congressman Lou Correa. She will be honored at an awards ceremony next month highlighting women whose work on the front lines and behind the scenes throughout the pandemic has kept communities in the 46th Congressional District healthy and safe.

Aug. 30, 2021

To Get More People Vaccinated, We Need to Cut the Red Tape

We may have a high rate of COVID-19 vaccination, but the pace of shots for California adults has slowed. Vaccine hesitancy is “a thing,” more so than many medical professionals predicted, particularly among young adults. However, for many younger people statewide, the Inland Empire and Orange County, “hesitancy” doesn’t mean...

June 12, 2021

Here’s How to Talk to Family or Friends Who Are Unsure About COVID-19 Vaccines 

Millions of Americans each day are now being vaccinated against COVID-19. These safe, highly effective vaccines are the key to ending a pandemic that has devastated Orange County for more than a year. Unfortunately...

April 22, 2021

Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties Wins Grant

Recently, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties received a grant through the San Bernardino Nonprofit Assistance Fund through the Inland Empire Community Foundation. Grants and donations assist Planned Parenthood in providing medical care to those in need.

April 16, 2021


Physicians Must Lead in the Fight Against Pseudo-Science

I have dedicated over 21 years to the medical education, training, and clinical practice necessary to become an expert in health care. In medical school and residency, we are taught to use standards developed through research and data to guide care. As a board-certified obstetrician gynecologist with additional fellowship training, I have done all I can do to educate myself and...

Sept. 26, 2019