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Organization Information

Planned Parenthood Federation of America


Ensure access to affordable reproductive health care, protect reproductive rights, and promote access to comprehensive medically accurate sexuality education, domestically and internationally.

Real Life

Personal story of a Planned Parenthood patient:

"It was 1983. We were living on $444 a month and had no phone because we were paying doctors - 10 of them - $5 a month. My husband had just completed two surgeries and radiation therapy for testicular cancer. We were told a child was unlikely. I had my annual Pap test at Planned Parenthood. It came back positive and they sent me a letter, which didn't reach me for some reason. They checked phone records, found my place of work and contacted me finally, two months after the Pap. They helped me find a doctor to do the necessary surgery and supported me throughout.

With their help and with my doctor's encouragement as well as constant monitoring of my condition, I gave birth to a normal baby girl in 1987. Without Planned Parenthood, we wouldn't have a beautiful young woman as a daughter and I may not be here. People can't live without Planned Parenthood."