This February, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota invites you to be your own
Valentine. Love your body by taking good care of it!
Every year, National Condom Week takes place the week of Valentine’s Day. National Condom Week reminds us to always practice safer sex. Did you know, when used perfectly, the male condom is 98% effective, but the way most people use them makes them 82% effective? Make sure you use them properly every time!
Young people ages 15 – 24 account for half of all new STIs, and over the past decade Chlamydia rates have risen nearly 90% in Minnesota. Because many patients will not experience any symptoms from a STI, screenings are an important facet of safer sex practices. Planned Parenthood’s highly trained staff are experts in sexual health. Over 63,000 patients a year visit this region’s local Planned Parenthood for confidential, non-judgmental services such as STI screening, pregnancy testing and birth control supplies, including condoms.
Planned Parenthood’s 4NOW program provides condoms, STI screenings, birth control and more at no cost to eligible women seeking birth control services in Minnesota. Planned Parenthood accepts most forms of private insurance, and has payment options to meet everyone’s needs!
Planned Parenthood wishes you a healthy, happy Valentine’s Day!
-Kelly, Web Correspondent, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota