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Planned Parenthood Statement on Abstinence Sex Ed Bill Signed into Law by Governor Haslam

Tennessee has the tenth highest rate of teenage births in the United States.
Jan. 30, 2014 • Tennessee

Planned Parenthood Statement about the Defeat of the "Personhood" Ballot Initiative in Mississippi

MEMPHIS, TN — Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) praises the voters and grassroots activists in Mississippi who defeated ballot initiative 26, the so-called “personhood” amendment in Mississippi last night. The defeat of the initiative is a victory for women and families everywhere.
Jan. 30, 2014 • Tennessee

Planned Parenthood Seeks Injunction to Protect STD Prevention Programs

MEMPHIS, TN – This morning Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region and Planned Parenthood Middle and East Tennessee filed suit against the Tennessee Department of Health in federal district court to restore preventive care funding under the HIV Prevention Services Grant program and the Syphilis Elimination Grant program.
Jan. 30, 2014 • Tennessee

Planned Parenthood Resumes Free Weekly Syphilis Testing at Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center

MEMPHIS, TN — Beginning tonight, Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) will resume offering free syphilis testing each Wednesday night, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center.
Jan. 30, 2014 • Tennessee

Planned Parenthood Reacts to Resolution Restricting Tennessee Women's Rights

Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region strongly criticized a resolution approved today by the Tennessee House of Representatives designed to take away women’s rights guaranteed by the Tennessee Constitution.
Jan. 30, 2014 • Tennessee

Planned Parenthood Purchases Building at 2430 Poplar Avenue

MEMPHIS, TN - Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) has purchased a 3-story office building at 2430 Poplar Avenue that was previously occupied by Family Services. The building will be the new home for PPGMR’s health center and administrative offices.
Jan. 30, 2014 • Tennessee

Planned Parenthood Providing Free HIV Testing at Faith and AIDS Conference, December 1, 2012

Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region will be providing free HIV testing and prevention counseling during Christ Community Baptist Church’s Faith and AIDS Conference on Saturday, December 1, 2012.
Jan. 30, 2014 • Tennessee

Planned Parenthood Presents Workshops for Teens at Raleigh Branch Library on April 16th & 23rd

MEMPHIS, TN – Planned Parenthood’s sexual health educators are presenting two workshops especially for teenagers at the Raleigh Branch Library, 3157 Powers Road, Memphis, TN, 38128. The workshops are free and no registration is required. Teens may attend just one or both sessions.
Jan. 30, 2014 • Tennessee

Planned Parenthood Participating in City-wide Free Condom Program

MEMPHIS, TN – More than 30 Memphis-area service agencies, businesses and churches are launching a new effort to dispense free condoms in the community to reduce the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Jan. 30, 2014 • Tennessee