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 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 33,500 clients, including birth control, pregnancy testing and options counseling, reproductive exams, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, abortion and vasectomy. Now performing rapid hiv testing and hpv testing as well.
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.
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.