I have so much to thank Planned Parenthood for. 10 years ago I got pregnant while using the birth control patch at 19 years old. I’d done everything I thought was supposed to do to prevent this from happening, yet there I was finishing my first year of college pregnant. I went to PP for guidance and counseling and they were so amazing! I was touched by their empathy and professional manner of care.
Then, during my initial exam, I had a pap smear that came up abnormal. They found cancer cells in my cervix. I was lucky enough to have an extrememly supportive mother, and we made the difficult decision together to end the pregnancy and start treatment for the cancer. PP refered me to the best treatment possible and because it was caught early on, I survived.
As an adult, even though I have great insurance, I still go to PP for all of my yearly checkups beause of their professionalism and their commitment to women’s health. Thank you, PP, for saving my life.