that mostly gives educational information to people. They are a source for the pill
, other contraceptive
s, Plan B
aka emergency contraception
testing and counseling, pregnancy
testing and counseling, abortion
care. The organization's main principle is that every person has the right to decide when they are going to have children
, how many they want them, and they believe that the best way to do accomplish this is age-appropriate, comprehensive sex ed
and information on protection should one choose to become sexually active
. They are pro-choice
and work through a large volunteer base to ensure that reproductive
freedoms are not impinged on.
Planned Parenthood speakers came to my school today and taught us that people can get STIs from oral sex.
The Planned Parenthood people gave us a talk about sexual responsibility.
I went to Planned Parenthood to get tested. I was on the pill and I've only been sleeping with my boyfriend of 6 months. I didn't know that I should we both should have gotten tested before giving up condoms. They weren't judgmental and they treated me really well.
I went to the ER after one of my classmates raped me. They didn't tell me about emergency contraception. I found out I was pregnant a month later and I got abortion care from Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood is trying to reduce the rates of teen pregnancy, STIs and abortions in the US. Currently, we have the HIGHEST rate of all three in comparison to any other other Western/developed country. I don't know why people aren't doing more to advocate responsible choices.
December 22, 2005