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Planned Parenthood Northern California


Champions healthy communities and increases access to affordable quality health care, information and reproductive freedom by providing medical services, cancer and STD screenings, education and advocacy for women, men, and families.

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Success Story

Planned Parenthood: Shasta-Diablo (PPSD) is the leading provider of reproductive health care and family planning services to low-income women, men and teens in its 13 county Northern California service area. Our efforts focus on three primary areas: providing high quality, low- to no-cost reproductive health care services; conducting comprehensive, medically accurate and age-appropriate sexuality education and outreach to women, men and teens; and empowering clients, staff and others to inform policymakers about the real-life consequences of proposed and established health care policies. Over 90% of our clients have incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level and almost 88% have no health insurance.

One grateful woman confides: "I'm a single mom with a very limited income. So when I need birth control or other services, such as antibiotics for an infection, I depend on Planned Parenthood to provide them to me at low or no cost. This way, I can have money for food, clothing, and shelter for my son. Because at this point in our lives, every single dollar counts."

Another appreciative client explains: "I have a daughter to take care of and I cannot afford my own insurance. Planned Parenthood provides the help I need as a woman. I feel safe and cared for when they help me. I don't feel taken advantage of. I know they really care, and will help me in any way necessary. When my daughter becomes a young woman, I'm taking her to Planned Parenthood. I trust and respect them."