Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Who We Are

Millions of people rely on Planned Parenthood every
year for essential services, including cancer
screenings, birth control, STD testing and treatment,
HIV prevention tools, annual exams, and other
reproductive health care needs. Planned Parenthood
is proud to see patients regardless of income,
insurance, gender identity, sexual orientation,
disability, or immigration status.

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider
and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care
for women, men, and young people, as well as the
nation’s largest provider of sex education. With more
than 600 health centers across the country, Planned
Parenthood affiliates serve all patients with care and
compassion. Through health centers, programs in
schools and communities, and online resources,
Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable
health information that allows people to make
informed health decisions.

Planned Parenthood Stands for Latino Communities

Planned Parenthood serves more than 500,000
Latino patients each year. Planned Parenthood is
dedicated to removing barriers to accessing high
quality, affordable health care which can lead to
negative health outcomes.

● Latinas are more likely to be diagnosed with
cervical cancer than women of any other racial or
ethnic group, and studies have shown that, even
when diagnosed at similar ages and stages and
with similar tumor characteristics, Latinas are more
likely to die from breast cancer than
non-Latino White women.
● Latinos already have a hard time accessing
affordable health care and have the highest
uninsurance rate of any other group and many do
not have a regular health care provider.
● For Latinos who are LGBTQ, the added barriers of
homophobia and transphobia can result in
medical discrimination, financial constraints that bar
access to private insurance, trouble finding a
culturally competent provider, and even violence at
the hands of medical professionals.
● Attacks on immigrants contribute to a culture of
fear that keeps too many people from seeking the
life-saving health care they need.

Planned Parenthood is committed to protecting and
expanding access to sexual and reproductive health
care and education for all.

Share Your Story

Join us in increasing access to sex education and
health care services and inspire others to advocate
for their sexual and reproductive health care needs.

Raise your voice and share your story:
www.istandwithpp.org/stories.

Find Care Near You

Call 1-800-230-PLAN(7526) or visit
plannedparenthood.org to find a health center near you.

NHCSL BBA Contact

Zipatly Mendoza, Director of Latino Leadership and Engagement
zipatly.mendoza@ppfa.org

Follow Us

Twitter - @Latinos4PP
Facebook - Latinos for Planned Parenthood