There are approximately nine million Latinas of reproductive age in the United States, many of whom turn to Planned Parenthood for affordable, quality health care and accurate reliable information on reproductive health. Latinos for Planned Parenthood is here to advocate for the voices of the Latino community within the larger reproductive health care conversation.
Every year, we see constant attacks on women's health from state legislatures all the way to the halls of Congress. Whether it's another attempt to ban Planned Parenthood health centers from providing lifesaving health care, or targeted attempts to limit access to health care for those who need it most, the Latino community is no longer remaining silent and Latinas across the country are taking control!
Hermanas across the country are paying attention to the issues that have a direct impact on them – and that includes sexual and reproductive health.
Latinos face greater obstacles to obtaining, and benefiting from, sexual and reproductive health services compared to their non-Latino peers. As a result, Latinos experience higher rates of reproductive cancers, unintended pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections than most other demographic groups in the U.S.
Planned Parenthood implements a variety of programs to meet the diverse needs of Latino communities across the country. Volunteers are knocking on doors, participating in events, and delivering valuable knowledge on reproductive health care every day.
The Raíz (Spanish for “root”) program is a unique program implemented by Planned Parenthood Federation of America that works to build long-term, sustainable, community organizing structures in authentic partnership with the Latin@ community.