Planned Parenthood organizations work each and every day to protect and advance the sexual and reproductive rights of African Americans, who face numerous obstacles to obtaining affordable, high-quality health care services. Planned Parenthood is committed to increasing access and reducing racial disparities in reproductive health care, including the high rates of cancers, sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancy among African Americans. We will continue to work tirelessly for a health care system that provides affordable, high-quality care and treats all people with dignity.
Planned Parenthood (PP) Black Community works toward robust and flourishing African-American communities by partnering with institutions serving African Americans. In collaboration with our partners, PP Black Community seeks to create health equity and prosperity and reduce health disparities, especially around reproductive health.
Given the legacy of race and racism in the United States, the reproductive health challenges and opportunities that the nation faces are similar but often exacerbated for the Black community. They affect the community in very specific and unique ways.
Through health, education, and advocacy we work within the community to engage African Americans in changing the discourse around sexual and reproductive health.
- Honoring the Black Women Who Stand Up for Reproductive Health Care
With the health, rights, and lives of Black people under ongoing threat, Planned Parenthood celebrates women and leaders who are working to create an equitable world.
- Black Maternal Health Week
One Black woman’s maternal health journey taught her how her personal experience was actually systemic.
- Black History Month for White People
Here's guidance for how to break down white privilege and white supremacy, as well as how to give back to the Black community.
- Stand With Black Women
Black women work at the heart of Planned Parenthood. With a breadth of lived experiences, perspectives, and professional backgrounds, Black women provide care at Planned Parenthood health centers and inform how Planned Parenthood speaks and acts to protect and expand access to care.