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Intellectually Disabled Students Left in the Dark: Planned Parenthood Fights for Comprehensive Sex Education

The state of sexual education for some of San Bernardino County's most vulnerable students is "abysmal," according to many former students. The plight of students with intellectual disabilities (IDD) has been a primary concern, given their increased vulnerability to exploitation and sexual abuse.

Faviola Mercado, Community Education Manager at Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, described the current system as "greatly lacking. . .

May 31, 2023

Local Effects of Potential Abortion Medication Ban

What impact could a Texas lawsuit have in California, on the availability of a drug prescribed for medication abortion? KVCR’s Jessica Greenwell spoke to Ramona Thomas, legal counsel for Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, to find out...

March 30, 2023

Mailbag: Mifepristone Ban Would Affect Patients’ Rights in Orange County

A Texas federal court decision in the coming weeks could ban the use of mifepristone, a safe and common abortion drug that has been widely used for over 20 years. What many people here do not realize is that the Texas judge’s dangerous and unscientific position will limit Californians’ access to safe abortion care — and possibly to other lifesaving treatments.

March 13, 2023

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

Laguna Beach Protest: Swift, Strong Reaction Following Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Roe vs. Wade

A few hundred people gathered in Laguna Beach to protest a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the Roe vs. Wade decision — the 1973 case that expanded women’s rights to include the option to have an abortion — one that...

July 8, 2022

The Future of Abortion Access and Reproductive Healthcare in California

On Tuesday, May 3, the day after the draft opinion on Roe v. Wade from the Supreme Court of The United States was leaked, Jon Dunn, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, spoke with Larry Mantle on NPR’s AirTalk to discus...

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

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