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PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL FLORIDA INC

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

Mission: The mission of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Inc is to ensure the right of all individuals to manage their sexual and reproductive health by providing direct services, education, and advocacy

Programs: Medical and health care services - providing sexual health care to more than 28,000 patients annually. Ppswcf policies and practices preserve individual dignity and respect personal privacy while empowering others to make and implement responsible reproductive decisions. We provide the following medical and medical education services: * life saving cancer screenings * birth control * prevention and treatment of stds * breast health services * sexual health education, information and health counseling * pregnancy testing and options education * abortion services * vasectomy services * referrals for adoption * referrals for other medical and social services * colposcopy and leep procedures: removal of potentially cancerous cervical tissues

outreach education programs - reaching more than 100,000 contacts with messages of prevention and responsibility. Planned parenthood provides age-appropriate, abstinence-based, medically accurate and comprehensive sexuality education information and resources to the southwest and central florida community, accepting a leadership role in dealing with a range of issues. We offer the following educational services to parents, young people, educators and staff working with young people: *family planning and human sexuality information *workshops on parenting, decision-making, abstinence, communication skill-building, pregnancy, disease prevention and other programs designed to enhance human sexuality learning in the family *training seminars for educators, health care and social service professionals *a resource library which includes books, video-tapes, pamphlets and films for all age levels *advocacy for patient care and family planning issues *speakers for service agencies, business and industry and civic groups *the source teen theatre, a peer educator performing troupe provides dynamic and informative leadership and prevention information to teens through professionally produced plays, video productions, public service announcements and on-line web series.

public affairs and advocacy - engaging more than 40,000 volunteer advocates. Ppswcf initiates advocacy efforts, primarily through volunteer engagement and coordinated efforts to promote family planning services and advocate for reproductive health care policies that will promote preventative health care services and education programs. Ppswcf believes that every community member should have access to safe, accurate, and effective reproductive health services and works to eliminate barriers to compassionate, quality care and education, so that all people can make informed, private and responsible choices.

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