Category Archives: Helpful

Thanksgiving Conversation Guide, Or How to Talk About Abortion When Your Family Is Borderline Tea Party

Thanksgiving is upon us! Going home for the holidays is always a stressful time, but if your family members have been regularly attending tea party rallies, don’t believe President Obama is a citizen, or volunteer at the local Crisis Pregnancy Center, you know that this holiday is going to be a doozy. Luckily, we have […]

Women and Girls: Get Free HIV Tests on March 8!

For National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, PPNYC’s Bronx Center is offering free HIV/AIDS tests to women and girls from 9am to 4pm on Monday, March 8 (as long as supplies last). No appointment needed. So come on in!

Happy 2010!

Welcome back from the holidays, and happy 2010 everyone! If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably made a bunch of resolutions that err slightly on the side of unrealistic (if you weren’t going to the gym 4 times a week before Jan 1 you probably won’t start now). But sometimes, especially if they’re attainable, new […]

Spidey wants you to stay safe!

True story: I am a huge fan of Spiderman comics. I have a whole stash from the 1960’s and 1970’s that I inherited from my Unlces. So when I saw this Amazing Spiderman-Planned Parenthood team up from the 1970s, my mind was blown! In it, Spidey foils an evil plot by a diabolical alien to […]

What you should have read, but might have missed, last week.

Here’s what we were reading last week: You may or may not know, but PPNYC launched its “We’re Going to the Principal’s Office” campaign last week! More on that later, but first I wanted to share some of the great media it’s been getting: The Staten Island Advance has a great piece on Sex Education […]

Do you know who you’re voting for tomorrow?

Hi NYC residents!You may or may not have heard, but New York City is having elections tomorrow, September 15. Candidates are running for Mayor, City Council, Comptroller, District Attorney, Borough President and more. Do you know who you’re voting for? The elections, especially the City Council elections, actually have a big impact on reproductive rights […]

Did you win our raffle last night?

Hi everyone! Thank you so much to all those who made it out last night — the event was so much fun! It was completely packed — a lot of the rooms were almost too full to walk in — and the exhibits were, to say the least, captivating. In fact, Samantha Henig over at […]

Not afraid to be helpful: Fun ways to break the ice when asking someone their HIV status

As you already know, today is World AIDS Day. One of the hardest, yet most essential, things about dating in this day and age is getting up the guts to ask potential partners about their HIV status. So we’ve included some helpful ways to break the ice below: • Say “Look, I put clean sheets […]

Not afraid to be helpful: Fun ways to break the ice when asking someone their HIV status

As you already know, today is World AIDS Day. One of the hardest, yet most essential, things about dating in this day and age is getting up the guts to ask potential partners about their HIV status. So we’ve included some helpful ways to break the ice below: • Say “Look, I put clean sheets […]