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Patient Voices in California

Millions of Californians lack access to quality, affordable routine health care, including sexual and reproductive health care.  On Thursday, January 10, 2019, Governor Newsom’s budget included a historic investment in sexual and reproductive health care. With this investment, Planned Parenthood health centers can deliver for patients to meet today’s urgent needs, expand access for underserved communities, and invest in capacity for the future. Check out stories directly from Planned Parenthood patients to learn how Planned Parenthood continues to serve their communities and patients.


I first utilized Planned Parenthood health services in college at the age of 20. My boyfriend and I were getting more serious and I decided I wanted to get on birth control...


"We used condoms, but I had been taught that two birth control methods are always better than one. So I went on the Planned Parenthood website to learn as much as I could about the different types of birth control..."


"Waiting for my health insurance to activate, last February I found a lump in my right armpit. Planned Parenthood was the first call I made..."

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