Healthcare can be expensive for anyone, and many women all over the world do not have access to the care that they need. Healthcare in most of the world is not non-cishetero friendly; meaning, if a person does not identify their gender with their genitalia identified at birth, healthcare is not as accessible. Previously, women in the United States were not covered for wellness visits, mammograms, domestic violence screening, breastfeeding support, and other services. In 1916, Planned Parenthood was founded In order to fill this gap in healthcare, sex education, and advocacy. From the beginning Planned Parenthood offered birth control advice and information, as well as prevention methods. In 2015, Planned Parenthood saw 2.5 million patients, and expanded to serve LGBTQ patients.
Planned Parenthood Annual Report 2014-2015.
Facts on Women’s Health - Key areas with serious consequences for women.
Advancing Women’s Health - Resources for women’s medical issues.
Planned Parenthood - The truth about how it uses federal funding.
ObamaCare - Its impact on women’s health services.