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Wyden Decries Dangerous Attacks On Women's Health Services

Finance Ranking Democrat Says a Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood Paints a “Big, Red target” on Health Care for Women

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today spoke on the Senate floor before an expected vote to remove federal funding for Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides many vital women’s health services.

No Joke: April is the Month to Get Yourself Tested

STD testing should be a routine part of healthcare checkups.

OPINION -- Did you know that half of all sexually active young people in the United States will contract a sexually transmitted disease by the time they’re 25 — and that most won’t even know it? Or that young people account for a quarter of new HIV infections each year?

Employer of the Week: Planned Parenthood

Information Provided By Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette has been serving the reproductive health care needs for people in Oregon and SW Washington since 1963. We are advocates of education and provide medically accurate, age-appropriate sexual health education to young people to help them make informed and empowered decisions about their health and future.

PPCW is planning to open a new health center in Milwaukie, Oregon in summer 2015. Clackamas County has a substantial need for affordable health care and this new health center will allow us to provide critically-needed health services to as many as 7,000 residents.

Planned Parenthood Wants Nurse Practitioners to Perform Vasectomies

Oregon’s shortage of medical doctors has backed up the opportunities for men to participate in family planning with voluntary sterilization. Washington state has utilized nurse practitioners for this procedure for about 20 years, but Oregon law prevents them from doing so on this side of the Columbia.

More men would be able to take one for the team and undergo a vasectomy if a bill backed by Planned Parenthood, allowing nurse practitioners to perform the procedure, becomes law.

Planned Parenthood Sees Opportunity in Fallout From Komen Decision

The Lund Report
Providers are working to increase access of preventive women’s care to uninsured, poor women not on the Oregon Health Plan

April 27, 2012—Komen’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood at the national level did not financially affect Planned Parenthood of the Columbia-Willamette, but its CEO, David Greenberg, thinks there will be some long-term impacts nonetheless.

Komen Oregon Opposes Headquarters' Decision

The Lund Report

The Oregon and Southwest Washington local affiliate has received many inquiries regarding Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s national decision to change its granting guidelines and performance criteria. Specifically, the effect these changes will have on Planned Parenthood and other Komen grantees. Komen Oregon is opposed to the new national Komen community grant eligibility policy.

Roey Thorpe to Head Planned Parenthood Political Arm

Roey Thorpe

June 17, 2009 -- Roey Thorpe, who led one of the state’s largest gay rights group known as Basic Rights Oregon, has been chosen to lead Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon, the political arm of two Planned Parenthood organizations – Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette and Planned Parenthood of Southwest Oregon. 

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