10 Reasons To Donate to Planned Parenthood On Their 100th Anniversary

It is 2016, a century after the creation of the first family-planning clinic in the U.S., and mentioning Planned Parenthood is (for all the wrong reasons), still controversial. Those who oppose the organization and its funding cite abortion as their main reason to do so when, in fact, abortions account for 3% of what they do. According to their 2014-2015 report, 45% of the services provided were for STI/STD testing and treatments. Here we outline 10 reasons why you should consider donating to Planned Parenthood, and celebrate its 100 years of existence.

  1. They provide accurate and much-needed sex education to young people- Their website gets 60 million visits per year.
  2. They offer reproductive services in 13 focus countries around the world through their Planned Parenthood global program.
  3. Between 2014 and 2015, they performed 635,342 pap tests and breast exams.
  4. In 71,717 cases, they detected breast cancer in its early stages or identified abnormalities.
  5. They offer useful tools and information for parents on their website.
  6. They offer information and tools for educators.
  7. They provided 3 million people with birth control services and information.
  8. They played a crucial role in the development of one of the most effective birth control methods: the IUD.
  9. 2.5 million women and men annually visit Planned Parenthood affiliate health centers in the U.S.
  10. Young people use and need the services: 84% of Planned Parenthood health care patients in the U.S. are age 20 and older.


About Valeria Ricciulli

Valeria Ricciulli is a New York based Colombian journalist. She currently covers real estate, architecture, and infrastructure at Vox Media's Curbed NY. Previously, she worked as a breaking news reporter for DNAinfo.com, and as a digital news intern for El Diario New York, covering crime, local politics, health, and culture. She's currently pursuing an M.S. in Media Management at The New School.

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