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Planned Parenthood

  1. 1. Planned Parenthood <ul><li>By Alyssa Lynd & Eunice Han </li></ul>
  2. 2. Objective <ul><li>Purpose of this presentation is to educate about Planned Parenthood. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Provider of Health Information and Services <ul><li>We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Planned Parenthood delivers vital health care services, sex education, and sexual health information to millions of women, men, and young people. </li></ul>
  4. 4. History <ul><li>Founder of Planned Parenthood: Margaret Sanger </li></ul><ul><li>Original Missions: </li></ul><ul><li>Providing contraception and other health services to women and men </li></ul><ul><li>Funding research on birth control and education specialists and the public about the results </li></ul><ul><li>Advancing access to family planning in the United States and around the world. </li></ul>
  5. 5. History cont. <ul><li>Started 1916 with birth control clinic in Brooklyn, New York by Sanger, her sister, and a friend. </li></ul><ul><li>1916 birth control was illegal. </li></ul><ul><li>Planned Parenthood was not respected until the 1960s. </li></ul><ul><li>They gave small grants to researchers developing first birth control pills. </li></ul>
  6. 6. History Cont. <ul><li>Planned Parenthood worked for access to family planning for all women- rich, middle class, and poor. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1966 this became a central element of the War on Poverty. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1971 Planned Parenthood establishes an international program, largely funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. Within 15 years Planned Parenthood’s international division is the largest U.S. nongovernmental provider of family planning services, reaching millions of women and men in developing countries. </li></ul>
  7. 7. About… <ul><li>Our 108 local governed affiliates nationwide operate more than 860 health centers. </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose is to inform and educate the community how to prevent unintended pregnancies and reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How? <ul><li>Planned Parenthood provides young people with information through online websites and in classrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Planned Parenthood is a visible and passionate advocate for policies that enable Americans to access comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care, education, and information. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Political Views <ul><li>They believe in the constitutional right of individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Including freedom of reproductive choice </li></ul><ul><li>Oppose using the Republican Party to impose specific religious beliefs that restrict an individual’s right to make private, moral decisions. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Political Leaning <ul><li>Because they support what is originally stated in the constitution, they have more conservative views. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Major Issues <ul><li>Family Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Birth Control </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STDs. </li></ul><ul><li>Access to reproductive health care </li></ul><ul><li>They strongly believe that anyone deciding to have an abortion has right to seek and obtain safe legal abortion services. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Part of Political Process <ul><li>They campaign against anti-choice movements and politicians. </li></ul>
  13. 14. President of Planned Parenthood <ul><li>Cecile Richards is president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. </li></ul><ul><li>She formed and served as president of Pro-Choice Vote, the largest 527 political committee in the 2000 election. </li></ul>
  14. 15. To Join This Group… <ul><li>Many job opportunities in many locations. </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer and intern positions are available. </li></ul><ul><li>Search for Job & Volunteer Opportunities on </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/jobs-and-volunteer.asp </li></ul>
  15. 16. Budget <ul><li>Budget for each state is different, but all the organizations have at least $1 million budget. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Conclusion… <ul><li>Planned Parenthood provides health care, education, and awareness to the public. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many locations throughout the US and are run by many volunteers. </li></ul><ul><li>The main goal is to provide for the public and educate the community. </li></ul>

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