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Nothing but a smokescreen with Planned Parenthood video

July 31, 2015

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Editorial: Recently, a video went viral that recorded Planned Parenthood representatives in a restaurant talking about harvesting and selling fetuses. The imagery associated with this is ugly, one of deception, of dastardly deeds, of doctors out to make a buck selling aborted fetuses. The initial reaction to this is one of despair, that this is […]

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Why We Must Defend Planned Parenthood

July 31, 2015

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Commentary: By Rep. Chris Taylor When I went to work as the legislative director for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin in 2003, I was unprepared for the attacks this venerable women’s health-care group experiences on a routine basis. There are organizations solely dedicated to shutting down Planned Parenthood, and more pop up every day. Even before […]

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Local Volunteer Youngest Board Member Elected to Es Por Los Niños

December 5, 2014

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Everyone has a story of a rebellious teen. How many do you know rebelled against her parents by volunteering in their community? City Heights resident, Kimberlyn Lopez says her family wanted her to surround herself with affluent people and eventually settle down with a successful husband. Instead, Kimberlyn, who grew up in Mexicali, Mexico, chose […]

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“Let’s Talk”: Planned Parenthood releases new study on parent-child communication

November 14, 2014

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There’s a common misperception that parents and their children are so uncomfortable discussing sexuality that they avoid the topic altogether. While that may have been true at one point, the notion is dated, according to a recent study conducted by Planned Parenthood and New York University’s Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health. The survey […]

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September is Ovarian and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month

September 19, 2014

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By Dr. Kelly Culwell As the medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, I speak with a lot of women about reproductive and sexual health. Whether I am talking to patients at our health centers or community events, I’m often told that having a gynecological health exam is one of the least favorite […]

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Knowing Your STD Status Can Save Your Life

April 4, 2014

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Planned Parenthood offers no-to-low-cost testing and treatment By Angela Reed-Smith Did you know that one in two sexually active young people in the U.S. will contract a sexually transmitted disease by the time they’re 25 — and that most won’t even know it? Or that young people account for the largest percentage of new HIV […]

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Is it allright that your boss controls your access to birth control?

March 28, 2014

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Commentary: By Kelly Culwell, MD On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a pair of cases that challenge the birth control benefit — Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. In each of these cases, employers at for-profit corporations want to deny their employees legally mandated insurance […]

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January 10, 2014

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By Kelly Culwell Planned Parenthood discusses the importance of preventing, detecting and treating cervical cancer. When Sylvia came to Planned Parenthood, she was like many of our patients: a college student in a committed relationship who wanted to be smart about birth control. Sylvia told us she was grateful she could come to our health […]

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World AIDS Day 2013: Still work to be done 30 years since HIV

November 27, 2013

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By Wilda Wong As I stood watching Promotora Elizabeth Valdez give a talk about sexual health in front of people waiting at a bus stop in Calexico, I was immediately taken back to the day I tagged along with a group of educators in a small rural town in South Africa as they demonstrated the […]

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Congresistas se unen a la lucha por la salud de la mujer en California

October 25, 2013

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Por Citlalli Rodríguez En el marco de las próximas elecciones a la alcaldía de San Diego en el estado de California el próximo 19 de Noviembre, se realizó un evento denominado “Stand Now” por parte de la fundación “Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest”en la casa del Dr. Walter y Mary Mung en […]

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Breast cancer screening can save lives

October 4, 2013

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month By Angela Reed-Smith October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month — an important time for women to learn more about how to detect breast cancer early and when to get regular checkups and screenings. It is never too early to take charge of your health, and women of all […]

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September 20, 2013

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Ovarian cancer accounts for about 3% of cancers among women, but it causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. This is according to the American Cancer Society, which recommends that after age 20 all women get cancer-related check-ups as part of general health visits. Planned Parenthood offers well-woman exams that […]

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Planned Parenthood Welcomes New Binational Affairs Manager

September 6, 2013

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Urban planner and reproductive rights advocate don’t usually go hand in hand. Then again, Claudia Huerta is not your typical poverty reduction advocate. Born in Mexico, raised in San Diego and educated in New York City, she is the new Binational Affairs Manager for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest (PPPSW), where she manages the […]

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Getting vaccinated against cancer

August 16, 2013

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If you knew there was a vaccine that reduced your risk of getting cancer, would you ask your doctor for it? For most people, this decision is a no-brainer. Yet, in the United States, only one-third of teenage girls are fully vaccinated with immunizations that significantly reduce the risk of Types 16 and 18 of […]

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Get Ready to Get Covered

August 9, 2013

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By Angela Reed-Smith Many people are wondering what the new health care law, sometimes called Obama-care, means for them and their family. For a lot of people, nothing will change because they already have health insurance. But for others, getting health insurance means they will have far greater access to care. Having health insurance means […]

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TIME TO GET TESTED

June 28, 2013

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Planned Parenthood Recognizes National HIV Testing Day by Urging No- to Low-Cost HIV Testing In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, June 27, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest encourages men, women and young people to get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), in an ongoing effort to promote safe and healthy […]

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Planned Parenthood: Working to Empower Parents

June 7, 2013

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By Rafaela Frausto My mom said to us, “If you got pregnant, your butt would be to work.” I was in the 6th grade at the time, watching an Oprah episode about pregnant teens with my mom and two sisters. In what one might call a “teachable moment,” instead of continuing the conversation, my mom […]

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