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Sarasota, FL— This year’s National Women’s Health Week (May 8-14), Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida (PPSWCF) is highlighting the need for regular wellness visits and preventive health care as a critical part of staying healthy for women of all ages.

“Well woman visits are a critical part of keeping women healthy,” said Barbara Zdravecky, CEO of PPSWCF. “Well-woman visits help providers learn more about your health and family history in order to help you stay healthy, and are a chance to make sure that you’re using the birth control method that best fits your needs.”

Some women may be unsure about comfort and confidentiality, especially if they haven't had a well-woman visit before. Planned Parenthood’sonline resources and staff can walk them through the process and give them a clear sense of what to expect. We’re here to ensure that women know what to expect during a visit.

One in five women has turned to Planned Parenthood at some point in her life for affordable, high-quality health care and compassionate, confidential information and advice.

“At Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida we know that for many women, their women’s health care provider is a critical and primary part of the health care they need. We are proud to be a source of preventive care for women in Florida and to answer any questions they may have about their health," Dr. Suzie Prabhakaran, Vice President of Medical Affairs of PPSWCF said.  “Nothing is off-limits! We’re here to give you accurate, compassionate information and advice.”



Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, an affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, began operations in 1966 and provides vital sexual and reproductive health services and comprehensive sexuality education to women, men and teens in Ft. Myers, Immokalee, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Manatee, Naples, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and Tampa. The mission of Planned Parenthood is to ensure the right of all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health by providing medical services, education and advocacy. Go to www.myplannedparenthood.org for information or call (941) 365.3913.


Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida


Anna Eskamani: 941-209-7940, [email protected]


May 10, 2016