Mission: The mission is to enable all marylanders to have access to a wide range of high quality, affordable reproductive health care services. By providing medical services, education, training and advocacy, ppm seeks to help individuals make informed (continued on schedule o)decisions about their reproductive health, family planning options, and sexuality. All monies are used for these purposes.
Programs: Patient services - we provide medical care for over 26,000 clients, including birth control, pregnancy testing and options counseling, rapid hiv testing, hpv testing, reproductive exams, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, abortion and vasectomy. Planned parenthood of maryland is also providing essure procedures to our female patients.
community education and training - we provide medically accurate sexuality and reproductive health education and training programs for youth, adults, parents and professionals in schools, community organizations, faith-based institutions and more. Our programs cover topics including birth control, reproductive anatomy, healthy decision making, puberty, sexually transmitted diseases and abstinence.
external affairs - we are a resource for the media and the state government, providing information to legislators and the general public on issues relating to reproductive health care and education.
Planned Parenthood is an amazing organization. As a teenager, I found myself scared and uninformed on my reproductive health options. A teen crisis hotline referred me to Planned Parenthood. Within a day I was able to talk to doctors and nurses about my personal health care and my options. I was provided free screenings and exams, as well as educational materials and birth control. The staff has always been respectful, caring, confidential, and never judgmental. Planned Parenthood is an integral part of the community and I would love to see better funding towards it so that both uninsured men and women can continue to receive affordable screenings, treatments, and contraceptive options.