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Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida  

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, an affiliate of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. began operations in 1966 and presently provides vital sexual health services and comprehensive sexuality education to women, men and teens in Sarasota, Manatee, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Ft. Myers, Lakeland and Winter Haven. Medical services include lifesaving cancer screenings, birth control, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, breast health services, vasectomies and more. Planned Parenthood is also committed to providing comprehensive, age-appropriate and medically accurate sexuality education, and advocating for policies that enable Americans to access comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care, education, and information. 

The mission of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida is to ensure the right of all individuals to manage their sexual health by providing medical services, education and advocacy.

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida seeks a world in which all people have equal rights, dignity and privacy; where sexuality is expressed with honesty, equality and responsibility.

We believe that every child should be a wanted and cared for child and the decision to bear children is private and voluntary. We believe in the fundamental rights of each individual to manage her or his sexual health regardless of income, marital status, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence.

Planned Parenthood's sexual health services are individualized and confidential – we are dedicated to serving, educating, and protecting the confidentiality of women, men and teens seeking medical care. Health centers are welcoming to all, regardless of race, ancestry, national origin, creed, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, income or age. One in five American women has chosen Planned Parenthood for health care at least once in her life and we are committed to continuing to earn your trust. 

Health centers are conveniently located throughout our region and are open during daytime, evening and weekend hours. Planned Parenthood is here for you … no matter what. 

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