This week, Planned Parenthood says “thank you” to the compassionate and skilled nurses who work every day to keep the women, men, and young people in their communities healthy, and to ensure they have access to the full range of reproductive health care options, including cancer screenings, birth control, testing and treatment for STDs, and accurate sexual health information. Join us in celebrating the remarkable dedication of Planned Parenthood nurses this week and all year long!

Jen C., Registered Nurse at Planned Parenthood in Minneapolis, recently told us:

Planned Parenthood is really well known for being a nonjudgmental, safe space. I’ve heard patients come in and say, ‘I talked to my primary care doctor, and there was so much judgment in what they were saying to me. I knew that if I came to Planned Parenthood I wouldn’t get that.'

We don’t ever turn anyone away, and that’s why we’re so busy. We don’t want to send anyone away, because for some patients it was really hard for them to get here. It could have been hard for them to leave the house, to find time, or to be safe from a dangerous partner. So once they’re here, we always serve them.

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Planned Parenthood nurses and providers are here, protecting the lives and health of millions of women, men, and families — and will be here for the next generation and the generation after that. As the leading women’s health care provider and advocate, Planned Parenthood is committed to providing patients with high-quality, supportive, and compassionate care. The work of our compassionate and highly skilled health center staff makes this possible, and ensures that the communities we serve get the best care possible, every day — no matter what.

What's it like to be a Planned Parenthood nurse?  Find out from:

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