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!