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Advocates of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that engages in education, lobbying, and organizing activities. We work on public policy in Missouri and Illinois to protect and advance access to sexual and reproductive health care.

Planned Parenthood has been a trusted health care provider for more than 100 years. We know firsthand that access to reproductive and sexual health care is critical to the health and well-being of women, men, and young people — and we have to come together to create the future we deserve.

We are committed to providing you with the information and tools you need to make a real difference — join the fight for reproductive freedom today!

Report: Missouri's safety net cannot serve patients without Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is a crucial component of the health care safety net. 

Preventing Missourians from choosing Planned Parenthood leaves many without access to vital preventive care, including birth control, cancer screenings, and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment.

Snapshot of Planned Parenthood affiliates in Missouri

At a time when regions of Missouri suffer from some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted infection (STI) and infant and maternal mortality, Planned Parenthood affiliates in Missouri and associated entities* provide critical health and education services to over 48,700 women, men, and young people every year, including:

  • 67,109 STI Testing and Treatment Services
  • 4,922 Breast Exams
  • 20,018 Pregnancy Tests
  • 11,748 Education Participants

Every $1.00 invested in publicly funded family planning services saves $4.83 in Medicaid expenditures that would otherwise be needed to pay the medical costs of pregnancy, delivery, and early childhood care. 

(Guttmacher Institute, 2016)

Of the 731,710 Missouri women in need of contraceptive care, 55% need publicly funded family planning services.

(Guttmacher Institute, 2016)

Planned Parenthood in Missouri has over 451,813 supporters and volunteers.

*This data includes one Planned Parenthood health center in Illinois that serves residents of both Missouri and Illinois.

Planned Parenthood Health Centers in Missouri

Planned Parenthood affiliates in Missouri provide high-quality, affordable, nonjudgmental sexual and reproductive health care at 12 health centers across the state.