Tag Archives: STDs

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

Here are a few of the stories we’ve been paying attention to: PPNYC had a letter to the editor in the Staten Island Advance, responding to a negative piece on the Crisis Pregnancy Legislation. PPNYC also had a letter to the editor in the NY Daily News, responding to a negative piece about abortion rates. […]

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

Here’s what we’ve been paying attention to in the last week: Welcome back from Thanksgiving! Have any difficult conversations over the holiday? Let us know how they went! Speaking of Thanksgiving, our Thanksgiving Talking Guide was picked up on RH Reality Check. As you know, the NY City Council has been holding hearings on legislation […]

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

Here’s what we’ve been paying attention to: NY State passed an anti-LGBT bullying law. New York Times wrote about Planned Parenthood affiliates working with the Adoption Access Network to provide adoption services in clinics that offer abortions. Mothers in NY twice as likely to die during childbirth or first-year post-partum. M. Tracey Brooks, President and […]

What you should have read, but might have missed.

Here’s a few of the stories we’ve been following: If you haven’t yet seen it, Joan Malin had a great piece up on the Huffington Post about the importance of getting STD tested. PPNYC’s own Haydee Morales also had a fantastic op ed up in el diario about the importance of getting STD tested. Last […]

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

Here are a few of the stories that we’ve been paying attention to this past week: On the home front, Our Town Newspaper interviewed covered sex education and our “We’re Going to the Principal’s Office” campaign. As did the blog NYC Moms. And the blog “From Hip to Housewife.” And finally, PPNYC’s own Elizabeth Kahn […]

The cuddly side of STDs?

I’m still undecided whether they would help parents break the ice when talking to their kids about sex, or if these toys’ cuteness would send kids mixed signals about the cuteness of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Either way, these are some STDs that, at least in plush form, are worth sharing. (via The Frisky)

The never ending question of the best form of protection

The first time I went on the pill, it was the high estrogen type that came in a thick pink packet. It made me feel like I had PMS all the time, I got moody, and it killed my sex drive. Since then I’ve tried low-estrogen, progesterone-only, a diaphragm, condoms, and lots of things in […]

Mobile Health!

Ever wondered how Planned Parenthood reaches so many people? Well this month, it’s been by taking to the streets! Above is a picture of our mobile medical unit, which all throughout the month of April has been administering walk-in STD testing all throughout the city. You may have seen the inside already but if you […]

Get Yourself Tested!

Go to folder – FileFactory.com Checkout PPNYC’s latest radio ad — running all this week! And don’t forget, get yourself tested!

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 […]