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How These Healthcare Providers are Fighting a Rise in Congenital Syphilis

Dr. Shannon Connolly, associate medical director at Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, in Anaheim on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Dr. Connolly says, “In the last 10 years, people not considered to be in high-risk groups are coming back positive for syphilis. I recently had a patient who tested positive, was a married heterosexual woman from the middle class, with no risk factors that I could identify.”

Sept. 29, 2022

Commentary: This Is What the End of Roe Looks Like in Southern California

The U.S. Supreme Court’s official decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade and take away abortion rights at the federal level is an outrage. Decades of progress for the health of pregnant people and financial independence of mothers has just been undone. Abortion will...

July 6, 2022

PPOSBC Preps for Influx of Out-of-State Abortion Patients

Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties has been seeing an increase in out-of-state patients seeking abortion care since Texas passed it's extreme abortion ban in September 2021...

May 4, 2022

Just the tips: Protect your health (and have fun) by using condoms correctly

Everyone deserves a healthy, safe, and fun sex life with consenting partners. Using condoms is a good way to lower stress around sex, increase pleasure, and show your partner that you care about your health and theirs...

March 9, 2022

Reproductive Freedom: ‘I am afraid if Roe v. Wade is overturned, more pregnant people will die’

This week, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case centers around a Mississippi law that would ban almost all abortions after...

Dec. 6, 2021

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

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

PPOP Nets $204,000 for Reproductive Health Care

More than 225 guests came out on Aug. 9 to help Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties raise more than $216,000 to further its reproductive health care mission at its summer fundraising event, “POPP: Protect Our Planned Parenthood.”

Aug. 19, 2019

A Narrative Engagement Framework to Understand HPV Vaccination Among Latina and Vietnamese Women in a Planned Parenthood Setting

Disparities in cervical cancer and human papillomavirus vaccination persist among Vietnamese and Latina women. Through a partnership with Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties in Southern California, we conducted in-depth interviews with young adult Latina and Vietnamese women, and...

Aug. 30, 2017