"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."
Planned Parenthood is the largest source of sex education across our region, reaching more than 40,000 adults and young people. Highly trained sex educators are invited in to public and private schools, community centers, scout troops, churches, health clinics and more teach a variety of topics. In order to prevent sexual violence, young people need access to sex education that includes consent and healthy relationships, starting well before college and well before they become sexually active.
Planned Parenthood stands with the courageous women who are coming forward to tell their stories of sexual harassment and assault. For far too long, these behaviors have been brushed aside and ignored. Sexual assault and harassment are completely unacceptable and should never be tolerated, or turned away from, in any setting including the workplace. Perpetrators of sexual assault and/or harassment must be held accountable for their actions. We all deserve to feel safe and respected in our workplaces.