“In high school, even though my parents were supportive open people, I was too embarrassed to ask for birth control, so I went to a Planned Parenthood to find out more (before the internet!). They taught me about my options. After college, but before I could afford health insurance, I again went to Planned Parenthood
“When I was seventeen years old, I fell in love for the very first time. I was riddled with anxiety and depression and my boyfriend did everything he could to support me with love and kindness. I became pregnant in my senior year of high school and knew that I was not ready to carry
“Planned parenthood has helped me so much. I go there for everything. I’ve had bad experiences with OBGYN’s. Planned parenthood employees are amazing! They’re professional, quick, kind, and do everything they can to work with you. Normal doctors offices won’t see you if you don’t have the money. Planned parenthood prevents unwanted pregnancies for EVERYONE.
“I was raised in a very religious environment with very strict and sex-negative parents. I came to college at 18 years of age and I began having a somewhat active sex life with my boyfriend at the time. While I knew it was possibly dangerous to have sex without being on birth control, I didn’t
“I grew up in a small town called Apple Valley in the middle of the Mojave Desert in Southern California and met my first real boyfriend at age 15 in high school. It was 1984. After a few months of dating we became sexually active – not unlike most of my friends. Because sex ed