Vanessa, a Planned Parenthood education participant, tells us why she supports Planned Parenthood as a fearless voice of progress:
In the Hmong community, there are so many myths about reproductive health. Many families are still in the dark about family planning, and lots of people don’t know the facts about contraceptives and STDs. Before I was in Planned Parenthood’s Open HEART (Health Education and Resources Training) program for Hmong adults, all I knew – or thought I knew – was that once you catch an infection, there is no cure and it will eventually lead to death!
Now, I know that's not true. Since learning about all the myths and stigmas about family planning from Open HEART, I can share accurate information with my relatives and friends. This information can help them space out pregnancies and give them options to decide what is best for them and their situation.
Talking about sex should not be embarrassing. It’s an important topic for every household to learn about. Planned Parenthood is a fearless voice for education, giving teens and adults access to comprehensive, science-based information that is created specifically for their communities. That’s why I stand with Planned Parenthood as a fearless voice of progress.
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