Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is a non-profit organization of the United States, that is providing reproductive health care globally. The organization is under the Internal Revenue Code section 501, and also a member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Also, the organization was first found in 1921 by Sanger as the name of the “American Birth Control League”, and later in 1942, the name was changed to “Planned Parenthood”.
Planned Parenthood operates over 600 health clinics in the US, consists of 159 medical and non-medical affiliates. Also, the organization has a partnership globally in 12 countries. So, it contributes to research in reproductive technology, directly provides a variety of reproductive health services as well as sex education, and advocates for the protection and expansion of reproductive rights.
Services of PPFA
The organization is the single largest provider of reproductive health services in the US, including abortion. PPFA with its medical clinics has many experiences of support, protest, controversies, and violent attacks. According to the 2014 annual report, there were over 2.5 million patients in over 4 million clinical visits and included 324,000 abortions performing a total of nearly 9.5 different services. The net worth of the organization could by approximately $1.3 billion, including $530 million in government funds.
PPFA has been able to provide services to various locations. Furthermore, services provided by PPFA are emergency contraception; birth control’ cervical cancer screening’ pregnancy testing’ long-acting reversible contraception; prenatal care; sex education; LGBT services; treatment for sexually transmitted infections; and abortion.
More about PPFA
In 2013, 2.7 million patients were noticed in 4.6 million clinics. About 16% of the patients were teenagers. In 2014, it was recorded that the organization provided 4.5 million sexually transmitted infection services, over 1 million pregnancy tests and prenatal services, about 1 million cancer-related services, over 324,000 abortion services, and for other services over 100,000. Furthermore, PPFA is renowned for providing services to the poor and minorities. Also, they have provided services for men’s health like STD testing and treatment, erectile dysfunction services, and vasectomy procedures. Education is provided about lowering the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, and male birth control.
PPFA has its national offices in New York City and Washington, D.C. Moreover, it has three international offices, counting a hub office in London, England. Likewise, about 68 medical and 34 political action committees among 101 other affiliates, operates on more than 700 health centers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, affiliating together. Furthermore, including a real estate, PPFA has owned about $54 million. In addition to that, PPFA the structure of the largest facility was completed in May 2010, in Houston, Texas.