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We Asked 17 People Why They Visited A Planned Parenthood And These Are Their Answers

“I went to Planned Parenthood with my friend who was having an abortion.”

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Anti-abortion activists are saying Planned Parenthood is an unscrupulous and profit-seeking organization and the House of Representatives recently voted to defund it. The group and its allies have made the case that abortion is only a small part of its contact with American women: 3%. We asked BuzzFeed staffers why they've gone to Planned Parenthood, and these are their answers.

1.

"They gave me a breast exam."
Kirsten King for BuzzFeed

"They gave me a breast exam."

2.

"They answered all my questions when I was an anxious teen and I was too nervous to ask anyone else."
Kirsten King for BuzzFeed

"They answered all my questions when I was an anxious teen and I was too nervous to ask anyone else."

3.

"I went to Planned Parenthood with my friend who was having an abortion."
Lara Parker for BuzzFeed

"I went to Planned Parenthood with my friend who was having an abortion."

4.

"They gave me birth control when I was too afraid to tell my parents I was having sex."
Kirsten King for BuzzFeed

"They gave me birth control when I was too afraid to tell my parents I was having sex."

5.

"I was 17 and the condom broke. I needed the morning after pill and didn't know where else to go."
Lara Parker for BuzzFeed

"I was 17 and the condom broke. I needed the morning after pill and didn't know where else to go."

6.

"I went for birth control when I was uninsured."
Michelle Rial for BuzzFeed

"I went for birth control when I was uninsured."

7.

"They gave me birth control pills when I was a teenager."
Kirsten King for BuzzFeed

"They gave me birth control pills when I was a teenager."

8.

"I went for a testicular cancer screening when I was young and broke."
Lara Parker for BuzzFeed

"I went for a testicular cancer screening when I was young and broke."

9.

"For birth control and an annual exam when I didn't have health insurance as a graduate student."
Kirsten King for BuzzFeed

"For birth control and an annual exam when I didn't have health insurance as a graduate student."

10.

"I went when I was in between jobs to get a wellness exam."
Lara Parker for BuzzFeed

"I went when I was in between jobs to get a wellness exam."

11.

"For a pap smear and to get birth control when I didn't have health insurance."
Kirsten King for BuzzFeed

"For a pap smear and to get birth control when I didn't have health insurance."

12.

"I went to Planned Parenthood to get Plan B because even though it's expensive, having a child is more expensive."
Lara Parker for BuzzFeed

"I went to Planned Parenthood to get Plan B because even though it's expensive, having a child is more expensive."

13.

"I went because it was the only affordable way to get my IUD."
Lara Parker for BuzzFeed

"I went because it was the only affordable way to get my IUD."

14.

"I contacted them when I needed info/options for abortion services."
Kirsten King for BuzzFeed

"I contacted them when I needed info/options for abortion services."

15.

"I went to get birth control to help my endometriosis."
Pablo Valvida for BuzzFeed

"I went to get birth control to help my endometriosis."

16.

"I went to Planned Parenthood to have an abortion."
Lara Parker for BuzzFeed

"I went to Planned Parenthood to have an abortion."

17.

"I went for an STD test after the first time I took a lover."
Lara Parker for BuzzFeed

"I went for an STD test after the first time I took a lover."

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