Pad & Tampon Drive in Metro-Detroit!

Pad & Tampon Drive in Metro-Detroit!

PPAM launches a pad and tampon drive in the Metro-Detroit area. Stop by our Metro-Detroit Planned Parenthood health centers to drop off donations of full boxes and single, individually wrapped pads and tampons.

Addressing Campus Sexual Assault

Addressing Campus Sexual Assault

One in five college students will be subjected to an attempted or completed sexual assault. On June 8, 2015, Michigan’s First Lady Sue Snyder hosted a summit to address the problem in our state.

Sex Ed – Challenges and Changes

Sex Ed – Challenges and Changes

There have been plenty of challenges to providing good sex ed but positive changes are happening. Learn more about the history and present state of sex ed in our newest My Health, My Life blog post.

Birth Control Works!

Birth Control Works!

Birth Control works. And as attacks on access to birth control are heating up, the fact of the matter is that birth control has been nothing short of revolutionary for women and society. So why are politicians still fighting against it?

Forcing Doctors to Lie?

Forcing Doctors to Lie?

Can you imagine your doctor lying to you? Not because they want to, but because politicians are forcing them to give you inaccurate or misleading information. This is a reality happening all over the country! Medical providers in several states are required to tell women seeking abortion services ridiculous information like there is a link between breast cancer and abortion or abortion increases depression. None of which is true. Healthcare should be governed by science, not politics. For an example of how outrageous these requirements can be, look no further than Arizona. Recently a law passed that requires abortion providers to tell patients that it is possible to reverse a medication abortion. – I’ll let you take a moment to let that statement sink in – This claim was brought about based on anecdotal claims, not sound scientific study. Essentially, the State of Arizona used junk science and an extreme political agenda to dictate medical practice – a dangerous precedent. Policies that allow hospitals and other healthcare institutions to deny patients certain medical care based on religious beliefs can put a patient’s health and life at risk. We trust doctors to give us the most up-to date, scientifically accurate, and safe medical advice. When their hands are tied by political or religious agendas it endangers not only lives, but the trust we as individuals have with our doctors. This is why we are proud of Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr. for introducing Senate Bill 159. This bill states that healthcare providers shall not force to issue false or medically inaccurate information and will not require them to provide a medical...

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