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Get news, events, and information about Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest here in San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties.

My Abortion Was an Act of Love

I hadn’t gotten my period for a month and I had felt low-grade nausea for weeks—I just knew. I was pregnant and I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. I didn’t feel comfortable telling my partner about it and I delayed taking a pregnancy test to find out for sure. Because here’s the thing: I was not feeling how I thought I would feel about being unexpectedly pregnant.

Sept. 5, 2023

New Murrieta Health Center Expands Care in Inland Empire

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest opened a beautiful new health center in Murrieta on Monday, August 28, to expand access to high quality sexual and reproductive health care in a region with great unmet need.

Aug. 28, 2023

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Three Things to Know About Menstruation

From our classes, we tend to get very similar questions regarding periods – meaning people are very curious about what periods are, what causes them, or how to take care of themselves during a period. Below are three things for everyone to know about menstruation!

Aug. 21, 2023

Introducing: Abortion Doulas

Doula care is now available for all people seeking an in-center abortion thanks to a new program launched in July. Below is a Q&A with Care Coordination Manager, Tessa Hemmi, who worked with staff over the last 4 months to create a program that further elevates the patient experience at Planned Parenthood.

July 24, 2023

Fact-checking Birth Control Information on Social Media

How to find reliable, science-backed information 

June 22, 2023

Making Sex Ed Accessible: Courses for Teachers of Students with Disabilities

People with disabilities have the right to healthy, positive, and loving intimate relationships – and to the information and education necessary to stay safe and healthy.  However, that doesn’t mean that they have the same access to sex education that their peers without disabilities have.  

June 22, 2023

Sex Ed the Sequel: Sexuality in Later Adulthood  

Flashback to those high school years. The back seat of Ronnie’s car (ok, really their mom’s). Or maybe it was a couch in the sort-of-finished basement or family room – while listening to “Bridge Over Troubled Water” on repeat. And those hickeys… 

May 30, 2023

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest Stands with the LGBTQ+ Community

As we have done with abortion care, we continue to be a safe haven for patients accessing gender-affirming care.

May 30, 2023