With all the conflict and controversy going on with Planned Parenthood, everyone should be informed on the facts of Planned Parenthood services and decide for themselves about whether they want to support them or not. So, here are the facts about what Planned Parent is and the services they provide.
Planned Parenthood was established to support and give women the ability to get the information and healthcare that they need. Planned Parenthood has been providing sexual education, reproductive health care, and other medical services to women, men and young people around the world. According to The Washington Post, only 3% of Planned Parenthood patients receive abortion services, STI/STD testing and treatment make up the most of Planned Parenthood (42%). The second highest percentage is contraception (34%). The rest of the services consists of cancer screening and other women's health services.
Planned Parenthood is the primary source of healthcare for many people. For 4 in 10 people it's their only source of healthcare. The majority of patients are people who have very low income and depend on Planned Parenthood to receive healthcare services. Planned Parenthood also provides services for people in different countries. Currently, the government is trying to defund Planned Parenthood. If this happens, millions of people who depend on Planned Parenthood for their health care services will be greatly affected. If you support Planned Parenthood you can go on the website and select the tab “get involved” to learn more.
By Sonyalice McGrew