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USE THOSE CONDOMS!

The number of STI cases — chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis — is at a 20-year high in California. Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest is encouraging all those who are sexually active to make sure to use barrier methods.

Nov. 16, 2016

LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX, BABY

October is Let’s Talk month. Here are seven tips to make conversations about sex (and love, friendship, pubic hair, boundaries, and other important topics) as painless and effective as possible.

Oct. 28, 2016

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100 YEARS OF CARING

On October 17, 2016, Planned Parenthood celebrated its 100thanniversary in fine style. At our headquarters in Mission Valley, staff dressed in costume to represent each decade, reminding us all how far we’ve come. 

Oct. 26, 2016

LET’S TALK ABOUT MORE THAN JUST BIRDS & BEES

October is Let’s Talk Month. It highlights the important role that parents play as the primary sexuality educators of their children, and the importance of honest, open, and ongoing communication in families.

Oct. 4, 2016

MISSION BAY HEALTH CENTER — BIGGER AND BETTER

Planned Parenthood has doubled the size of its Mission Bay Health Center, allowing us to see more patients and give them the best care possible.

Sept. 29, 2016

SHARI: MY STORY OF CARE

Being first-generation Americans in my Lebanese family, my siblings and I were raised in a much different environment than my parents had ever known. I grew up in a conservative, religious Muslim household where sex before marriage was considered taboo. 

Sept. 27, 2016

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE EASIEST TEST OF THE YEAR?

Whether you’re heading off to college for the first time or going back for another year, the start of school is a good time to think about how to take care of yourself when you’re living on your own. 

Sept. 26, 2016

VIDEO: MITOS SOBRE LOS ADOLESCENTES Y EL SEXO

Existen muchos mitos sobre el sexo. Nuestras educadoras, Hillary y Marcy, nos ayudaran a aclarar los malentendidos.

Sept. 15, 2016

QUESTIONS ABOUT CANCER SCREENINGS? WE HAVE ANSWERS.

A new national survey exploring what women know about breast and cervical cancer screenings found that the vast majority don’t know when and how often they should get screened — even if they think they do.

Aug. 23, 2016