Planned Parenthood Saved Me

Planned Parenthood is dedicated to women's health. We're posting stories from women whose lives were saved or changed because they had access to affordable healthcare like cancer screenings through Planned Parenthood.

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Planned Parenthood saved my life!

When I was 17 I was felled by severe abdominal pain and was sent to the hospital.  They decided that it was probably a dermoid cyst and prescribed antibiotics.  Throughout that summer they kept upping the dosage but it didn’t seem to do anything and I just couldn’t afford the costs, so I stopped taking the pills.  A couple of months later I passed out at work and was sent home.  I decided to go to Planned Parenthood as I had no doctor, no insurance and no money.  They found that the cyst had grown to the size of a large grapefruit and could burst at any moment.  Two days later I was under the knife and the doctors told me that the cyst HAD burst and that I was in imminent danger of dying of peritonitis.  Thanks to the quick action of Planned Parenthood, I am here to tell you about this…we need them for much more than contraception (although that is terribly important too).  Please help support them!

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