In 1937, a handful of Oklahoma City’s civic leaders founded the private, non-profit organization that is known today as Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma (PPCO).
After serving the people of Central Oklahoma for more than seven decades, PPCO retains the original mission and vision of its founders. With the leadership of a highly committed Board of Directors representing multiple constituencies, the direction of a skilled management team and the help of hundreds of donors and volunteers, PPCO staff provided medical, counseling, educational and advocacy services for more than 20,000 people last year.
Many people choose PPCO because they find our staff to be nonjudgmental and sensitive. Clients can enjoy a confidential, comfortable atmosphere with the knowledge that their personal privacy and dignity will always be respected at Planned Parenthood.
At PPCO, our professional staff encourage questions and explain all contraceptive, pregnancy and reproductive healthcare options. We believe that responsible decisions concerning sexual behavior and childbearing must be based on information and understanding, rather than on fear and a lack of knowledge.
Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma maintains five clinic sites in the Oklahoma City metro area: central Oklahoma City, south Oklahoma City, Midwest City, Edmond and Norman.
PPCO is nationally known for the quality of its educational programs and its commitment to helping people. We provide programs and training to a variety of audiences, including schools, churches, teachers, civic organizations, prisons, halfway houses and people with developmental problems.
Topics range from puberty, date rape prevention, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS to new behaviors, such as refusal skills. In working with young people, PPCO stresses that abstinence is the safest approach and an appropriate, healthy choice. However, since we recognize that not all young people will choose abstinence, we also provide information on how they can protect themselves and their partners if they are sexually active.
PPCO provides women and men a lifetime of information and health care. From the onset of puberty through menopause and beyond, Planned Parenthood helps women and men better understand their own bodies, the challenges they face, and all available options.
For more than 78 years here in central Oklahoma, building healthy communities has been our mission. Our services include life-saving cancer screenings, birth control, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, breast health care, Pap tests, sexual health information and education, advocacy for rational public policies, and more.
Every day, we help our patients get the tools they need—in a caring and compassionate way—to help them stay healthy and plan for families when they are ready. We work every day to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies in Oklahoma and across the country. Every day we supply women and men the most sophisticated instrument in medicine—accurate information—helping them make important decisions about their health.
We’re dedicated to protecting reproductive health and safety, as well as defending a woman’s reproductive freedom. And every day we fight for health care funding and access for all.
At Planned Parenthood we treat health care as a basic human right, dispensed confidentially and without judgment—regardless of race, gender, class or age. Right now, in your community, someone you know will turn to us for birth control, or a breast exam, an STD test, or because they want help talking with their teens about sexuality. And we’ll be there for them.
We are there for the one in five women who turn to us at some time in their lives for professional, nonjudgmental and confidential care. We’re there for those moms and dads who might be uncertain about how to talk with their children about sex. We’re there to protect teens and encourage them to talk with their parents. We replace fear with facts, and misinformation with accurate, nonjudgmental information and health education.
Our clients know they can come see us when they are healthy—just for a check-up. They are welcome to come see us when they are curious, or scared, or want accurate information. They can come see us when they are afraid or embarrassed or don’t know where in the world to turn for help.
We’re here, with an open mind, a caring touch and extraordinarily sophisticated tools and expertise. They know they can rely on Planned Parenthood.
PPCO provides high-quality affordable reproductive health care through its five medical centers. Servicers include family planning and all forms of prescription contraception, cancer screening and testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections.
PPCO provides a range of educational services, programs and curricula. Topics include human sexuality reproductive health and relationship issues including communication, decision-making and setting boundaries. Straight Talk is a curriculum developed by PPCO that teaches parent-child communication around sexuality issues.
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