Happy International Women’s Day, hunties! In honor of today’s impact, we’re going to highlight an exhibitor that we’re really ECSTATIC about having this year at DragCon: Planned Parenthood!
We’re less than TWO months away from RuPaul’s DragCon 2017, hunties! If you’re a returning DragConner or just a shopping aficionado to boot, you’re NOT gonna wanna miss out on the opportunity to familiarize yourself with all our spectacular exhibitors before April 29th and 30th. You saw our love for 3rd Class Clothing, Chernobyl Show, Diva Dreads, Rockstar Wigs and now, Planned Parenthood!
Check it out:
Mission Statement: A Reason for Being
Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. We believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being. We believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual’s right to privacy. We further believe that such self-determination will contribute to an enhancement of the quality of life and strong family relationships.
Based on these beliefs, and reflecting the diverse communities within which we operate, the mission of Planned Parenthood is
- to provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual
- to advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services
- to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications of human sexuality
- to promote research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourage understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications
– See more at: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/who-we-are/mission#sthash.FMmKXvCJ.dpuf
Who We Are
Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. Planned Parenthood also works with partner organizations worldwide to improve the sexual health and well-being of individuals and families everywhere.
Planned Parenthood has 56 independent local affiliates that operate nearly 650 health centers throughout the United States, providing high-quality services to women, men, and teens.
Planned Parenthood often is the only source of family planning for a large proportion of the women we serve.
Planned Parenthood provides sexual and reproductive health care, education, information, and outreach to nearly five million women, men, and adolescents worldwide in a single year.
2.5 million women and men in the United States annually visit Planned Parenthood affiliate health centers for trusted health care services and information.
Eighty-four percent of Planned Parenthood health care patients in the U.S. are age 20 and older.
An estimated one in five women in the U.S. has visited a Planned Parenthood health center at least once in her life.
Planned Parenthood health centers focus on prevention: 80 percent of our patients receive services to prevent unintended pregnancy.
Planned Parenthood services help prevent approximately 579,000 unintended pregnancies in a single year.
Planned Parenthood provides more than 270,000 Pap tests and more than 360,000 breast exams in a single year, critical services in detecting cancer.
Planned Parenthood provides more than 4.2 million tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections, including more than 650,000 HIV tests.
Three percent of all Planned Parenthood health services are abortion services.
Planned Parenthood affiliates provide educational programs and outreach to 1.5 million young people and adults in a single year.
Planned Parenthood has more than 10 million activists, supporters, and donors working for women’s health and safety and our fundamental reproductive rights.
Join us in the fight for commonsense policies that foster the sexual and reproductive health and rights of individuals, families, and communities.
– See more at: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/who-we-are/planned-parenthood-at-a-glance#sthash.fsbsdZEn.dpuf