Planned Parenthood

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The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, or just Planned Parenthood, is an American non-profit organization. It provides reproductive health care in the United States and around the world. Margaret Sanger founded the American Birth Control League in 1921. It changed its name to Planned Parenthood in 1942. The president of the organization was Cecile Richards until 2018.

Planned Parenthood has 159 medical and non-medical affiliates. They operate more than 650 health clinics in the United States.[1] It partners with organizations in twelve other countries.

Planned Parenthood provides birth control, abortions, LGBT services, pregnancy testing, and treatment/testing for sexually transmitted diseases.[2]

Planned Parenthood has two national offices in the United States. One in Washington, D.C., the other in New York City.

The organization has received money from the United States government since 1970.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Planned Parenthood". Planned Parenthood. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  2. "Planned Parenthood Fast Facts". CNN. Retrieved January 6, 2018.
  3. "Planned Parenthood Love Affair". Salon. Retrieved January 6, 2018.