Your Stories

Behind every number is a human face. Behind every spreadsheet is a mother, a daughter, a family who might have gone without treatment for a disease or would have experienced an unplanned pregnancy if it hadn’t been for the doctors and nurses of Planned Parenthood in their community. Planned Parenthood patients across the country have written in to share their stories about how their lives have been changed — sometimes even saved — by a visit to a Planned Parenthood health center.

One in five women in the United States has received care from Planned Parenthood at some time in her life. These are the stories of those women. This state-by-state review of a selection of those personal stories reveals just how deeply Planned Parenthood’s work touches people from every walk of life. These are real stories — submitted online by real patients in their own words — as a testament to the essential role Planned Parenthood plays in the health this nation.


The anti-choice fringe is attacking Planned Parenthood like never before. They are coming after us in Congress and in statehouses across the country. They are sending undercover film crews into Planned Parenthood health centers to secretly tape our doctors, nurses, and other staff. They are spreading lies about who we are and what we do.

They want to eliminate reproductive health care, family planning, and sex education for millions. They want to make abortion illegal. We will not let them.
Help us fight back and set the record straight by sharing your story about how Planned Parenthood has been there for you, your family, or your friends. We respect your privacy, so if we decide to share your story we will identify you only by your first name, the first letter of your last name, and your city.