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Planned Parenthood Los Angeles

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Family Planning, Health, Reproductive Rights

Mission: To provide convenient and affordable access to a comprehensive range of quality reproductive health care and sexual health information, through patient services, education, and advocacy.

Programs: Clinicsplanned parenthood los angeles is the 2nd largest affiliate in the country. We have 19 health centers throughout los angeles and see more than 270,000 patient visits every year. More than 97% of our patients have incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty limit, and our health centers are located in regions with higher than average health disparities. Planned parenthood serves women, men and teens but the vast majority of our patients, 95%, are 18 and older. Our call center receives more than 30,000 calls each month providing education and information to patients and community members, and schedules over 15,000 appointments each month. More than 95% of our health services are prevention focused including life-saving cancer screenings and education, std testing and treatment, early stage cervical cancer treatment, pregnancy testing and counseling, and contraception. In 2010, we transitioned all of our health centers to electronic medical records, enabling us to streamline patient care and communication, doing an even better job of providing quality care to the patients who depend on us.

educationplanned parenthood los angeles provides youth, parents, teachers, health providers, community-based partners and schools with accurate, culturally relevant and research-based health education. Our programs are designed to prevent unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and hiv infection while promoting responsible, respectful relationships, and healthy communications between teens and parents and guardians. Every year our educational programs reach over 40,000 youth and adults in hundreds of schools and colleges, and dozens of partner agencies and community-based organizations. Using a peer-to-peer education model, our promotoras communitarias reach over 16,000 members of the community each year. The promotoras multi-session curriculum includes information about hiv/aids prevention, cervical and breast cancer prevention, health care reform and family communication. Promotoras address language and cultural barriers while helping women and men obtain preventive reproductive health care. The planned parenthood community engagement team provides health services information to community members at health fairs, community meetings and door-to-door. Engagement efforts focus on partnerships with community colleges, youth services programs, lgbtq organizations, hiv service providers, homeless service agencies and social service organizations to ensure the broadest audience reaches vital health resources while increasing access to preventive health care.

public affairs public affairs engages in advocacy, public education, and community organizing. Our mission is to protect and expend services that prevent unintended pregnancy, improve the quality and affordability of reproductive and sexual health care, and ensure continued access to safe, legal, and confidential abortion. Specifically, public affairs engages in direct and grassroots lobbying to protect access to reproductive health care, expand access to affordable family planning services, and ensure age-appropriate, medically-accurate sex education in schools. Our advocacy agenda includes:-protect funding for state funded programs (fpact, medi-cal), family planning services to the uninsured and/or under-served communities; -ensuring medically accurate, age-appropriate sex education in schools and communities;-protecting reproductive rights and access, nationally and internationally.

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Rating: 1

Several things to consider:

1. I run a national charity for endangered children, so I know about charities and about how they are supposed to be run.

2. I am pro-choice, though I do not believe that abortion should be used as a cavalier method of birth control, and I am bothered by late-term abortions, except where the mother's life is at risk.

3. I believe that if there is a God, He would not allow a soul to be lost and if there is an abortion, He would make certain that it is placed in a child that will be born, and therefore also believe that pro-lifers really do not have much faith in God.

That said, the people at this Planned Parenthood are among the rudest, most unfeeling people I have ever encountered, and I have encountered a lot of people. In the case of a young woman who, as a result of her abortion, can no longer give birth to children, those in charge of Planned Parenthood—at least those I tried to speak with—couldn't care less. I even asked, were there some sort of reconstructive surgery that would fix the problem, if they would pay for it, to which came a lot of non-responsive answers. And this after I was hung up on several times by different people.

A center that deals with abortion, especially with young woman, many who are in their teens, needs to possess sensitivity. This is severely lacking at this Planned Parenthood; at least from my recent experience. And I phoned, not as just some random individual, but from another organization. Two thumbs down for this place. If I were a woman, I'd look around for somewhere else; perhaps a hospital. The people here may not use coat hangers to perform abortions, but I felt like I was being beaten up over the phone by one.

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