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Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Continues Essential Healthcare and Outreach Following U.S. Supreme Court Opinion

As Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas evaluates the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on abortion services in El Paso, their family planning healthcare services, community education, and outreach continue, including participating in Pride Month events. To close out Pride Month in the Borderland, PPGT is dropping off free condoms this week at local bars and nightclubs in Downtown’s Pride Square neighborhood.

Free condoms will be available at Chiquita’s Bar, Epic Bar & Nightclub, Dillinger’s, The Tool Box, The Briar Patch and 8½  throughout the weekend while supplies last.

PPGT staff and volunteers will also participate in El Paso Sun City Pride’s Out at the Park: Chihuahuas Pride Night on Thursday, June 30. Staff and volunteers will hand out free swag and information on its El Paso health clinic’s services during the El Paso Chihuahuas baseball game as part of El Paso Sun City Pride’s event. This follows Planned Parenthood’s participation in the El Paso Pride Parade last weekend.

“We are devastated by the U.S. Supreme Court decision and the need to pause abortion services. Abortion is essential, important healthcare. But, there is no pause in the need for sexual healthcare in El Paso, and we have work to do,” said Miranda Aguirre, El Paso Health Center Manager, “Planned Parenthood will never stop caring for the health of our patients and community, and that means we will continue to provide healthcare, resources, education and support – no matter what.”

“The LGBTQIA+ community in El Paso, along with other traditionally underserved communities here, already face disproportionate health disparities and barriers to healthcare,” said Xochitl Rodriguez, Planned Parenthood Philanthropy Officer, “Losing access to abortion in Texas makes our preventive sexual healthcare services, education, and outreach more important than ever.”

Planned Parenthood provides a wide range of preventive healthcare services, including lifesaving breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control, emergency contraception, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, HIV testing, gender-affirming hormone therapy, PrEP and PEP HIV prevention medication, pregnancy testing, HPV vaccines, and more for people across the gender and sexuality spectrums. Empowerment Kits, including early-detection pregnancy tests, emergency contraception, condoms, educational materials, and a voter registration card, are available at no cost at the El Paso Health Center.

To schedule an appointment, please visit our website at https://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center or call +1 (800) 230-PLAN. Most insurance plans are accepted, and eligible patients may receive funding assistance.

 

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