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I’ll be honest with you. When I went to get tested at Planned Parenthood, I was pretty nervous. I knew that getting tested was the smart thing to do, but I still felt embarrassed. I’m so glad I made that appointment. The whole experience was comfortable, low key, and—in the end—a relief. I almost felt silly for having built it up so much in my mind. Planned Parenthood was there for me.

I’m telling you this because April is STD Awareness month—and breaking down the stigma around getting tested is the first step to building healthier communities. So, make an appointment, encourage your friends to do the same, and help keep yourself and your community healthy.

Here’s to health and peace of mind,

Ben
Grateful Planned Parenthood patient

P.S. Did you know that becoming a patient at Planned Parenthood helps strengthen its ability to provide care to others? Schedule your visit today.

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Solidarity Day

Every year on Good Friday, anti-Planned Parenthood protesters descend on the Planned Parenthood clinic at Vandalia Street in Saint Paul to shame and intimidate patients. They can have their protest. We’re going to have a rally. Join us Friday, April 19 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. to stand in solidarity and celebration as we proudly show the world that Planned Parenthood is here for good. RSVP in advance and you'll get an exclusive button when you check in!

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Protect and Expand Access to Health Care

The House Omnibus HHS Finance bill (HF 2414) includes provisions that protect access to no-cost birth control, allow people to receive up to 12 months of birth control at once and increases funding for critical reproductive health services. Send a message to elected officials and urge them to support these important provisions. 

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Become a Volunteer

Sign up to volunteer with the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in Minnesota. Volunteers help elect Planned Parenthood champions, advance reproductive health legislation, educate and engage the public around our services and our political work, and more. By becoming a volunteer, you will play an integral role in ensuring access to reproductive health care. 

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