CALLED TO THE CAUSE

“Nobody works at Planned Parenthood by accident. Everybody is there because of their call to the mission.” Doctor Washington’s approach to medicine is shaped by the years she lived and worked in Africa, caring for women who were willing to risk their lives to control their own reproductive destiny. This is her story of care.

July 28, 2017

PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS FOR MEN, TOO

Planned Parenthood is a safe place for women to get affordable health care – but we’re not exclusive. A growing number of men have discovered Planned Parenthood also provides outstanding men’s health services: physical exams, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing, vasectomies, and other issues.

June 19, 2017

OPENING THE DOORS: TEACHING SEX ED IN THE IMPERIAL VALLEY

Alberto and Marylin work in Community and Government Relations (CGR) at our El Centro health center. They teach sexual education to youth in the Imperial Valley.

June 15, 2017

STORIES OF CARE AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Defunding Planned Parenthood would affect millions of women and men who come to us for nonjudgmental, compassionate care. Read on for one woman’s experience at Planned Parenthood:

May 25, 2017

SEXUALLY-TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS: GET TESTED!

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) rates are increasing in California. According to the Centers for Disease Control, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are all on the rise.

May 18, 2017

UNLOCKED

Writer/director Joss Whedon has teamed up with Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles on the production of a short film. Unlocked highlights the critical role that Planned Parenthood health centers play in the lives of women and in communities nationwide.

May 18, 2017

KNOW YOUR PREP AND NPEP

HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is most often transmitted through sex or used needles. You can reduce your risk by engaging in safer sex and always using clean needles. However, if you are at higher risk, you should learn about PrEP and nPEP.

May 17, 2017

SEX ED IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY: A COMMUNITY EFFORT

Our health center in Coachella fulfills a very important community need.

Olga started working for Planned Parenthood in 1998. She now teaches sexual education in Coachella Valley schools (Coachella Valley is comprised of nine different incorporated cities).

May 16, 2017

REVIVE: EMPOWERING SURVIVORS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

Combining forces, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest and the Center for Community Solutions (CCS) have formed a powerful partnership called Revive: Recognizing and Empowering Victims in Violent Environments.

May 10, 2017