Mission: The mission of planned parenthood of western pennsylvania is: 1) to provide comprehensive and complementary healthcare to those in need of these services, 2) to disseminate information about human sexuality and the need for family planning and responsible parenthood, 3) to advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services.
Programs: Clinical services-provides state of the art reproductive health care and accurate information to ensure that all individuals can make informed decisions about their reproductive lives. Services include family planning, gynecological exams, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, medication, and surgical abortion, male services, sti and hiv testing and counseling, and screening for reproductive cancers and intimate partner violence.
education-engages teens, parents, and community partners in a combined effort to reduce adolescent pregnancy and risk-taking behaviors. Programming targets areas of new york city that have disproportionately high rates of adolescent pregnancy and hiv/sti infection. The organization also researches and pilots sexuality education in communities and classrooms.