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PREPARE FOR SAFER SEX

Although HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment has made leaps and bounds throughout the last decade, the CDC reports that 1.2 million people in the US live with HIV today, and 14 percent don’t know they’re infected. 

July 10, 2015

A MORNING-AFTER PILL FOR HIV IS HERE (KIND OF)

So you think you may have been exposed to HIV. Now what do you do? If you weren’t already taking PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) – medications that prevent HIV from taking hold in your body – there's still a way to prevent HIV.

July 10, 2015

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PROMOTORES – MEETING PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE

Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest has been promoting comprehensive reproductive health education among immigrant communities in Riverside County and Imperial Valley with the help of [email protected] for more than 20 years, with tremendous results.

July 1, 2015

SUMMER PROTECTION BEYOND THE SPF

At Planned Parenthood, we know sunscreen, hats, and glasses are a must during summer — but we’re also focused on other forms of protection. 

June 30, 2015

PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

We’ve all been celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to affirm the right for same-sex couples to marry. But did you know there is a direct link between this case and Planned Parenthood?

June 30, 2015

CONVINCING YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER TO GET AN STD TEST

It’s Men’s Health Week, and we all know that some men would rather watch a Bachelorette marathon than visit the doctor. But getting tested for STDs is a basic part of staying healthy and taking control of your sex life. 

June 22, 2015

THREE THINGS WE’VE LEARNED FROM CAITLYN JENNER

1. Discrimination of transgender people is far, wide, and very alarming. We’ve all seen the anti-transgender remarks being made in response to Caitlyn Jenner’s big reveal, including the petition to remove her gold medal.

June 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO GOES PINK

On June 7, undeterred by the 104-degree heat in Sacramento, supporters of all ages, races, and genders hailing from the Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California rallied in a pink sea of support for Capitol Day.

June 8, 2015

BIRTH CONTROL ACCESS 50 YEARS LATER

Thanks to Griswold v. Connecticut – a landmark decision in the women’s rights movement made just 50 years ago, protecting access to birth control – women now have greater control over their bodies and their futures.

June 7, 2015