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Annual Report

  

2006–2007

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Planned Parenthood Federation of America will leverage 
strength through our affi liated structure to be the nation’s 
most  trusted provider of sexual and reproductive health 
care; an authoritative and passionate advocate for our 
clients and society; and at the forefront of developing the 
next generation of leaders of the sexual and reproductive 
health and social justice movement. 

—  

Vision for the Planned Parenthood National Plan of Action for 2008 

 2011

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ABOUT

 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

®

 FEDERATION OF AMERICA

 

Planned Parenthood

®

 Federation of America, Inc., (PPFA

®

) is the nation’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate 

serving women, men, teens, and families.  We do more than any other organization in the United States to prevent unintended pregnancies and 
protect women’s health and safety. 

Planned Parenthood provides the highest quality sexual and reproductive health care, education, and information to five million 
women, men, and teens worldwide each year.  Planned Parenthood’s 107 affiliates operate more than 860 local health centers 
across the United States.  Planned Parenthood’s real-world experience as a provider of health care services informs our policies 
and advocacy.  In partnership with more than four million activists, supporters, and donors, we promote effective education and 
prevention policies, protect a woman’s right to choose, and challenge government interference in the most personal decisions of 
women and their families. 

Planned Parenthood Federation of America is a not-for-profi t organization led by experts in medicine, sexual health, advocacy, law, 
communications, and fundraising.  Our national offi ces in New York City and Washington, DC, provide support for the dual health and advocacy 
mission of our affi liates across the country.  

Separately incorporated, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund strengthens our commitment to protect women’s health, educate teens, and reduce 
the number of unintended pregnancies through advocacy, lobbying, and voter education. 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

   

About Planned Parenthood Federation of America ................................................................................. 1

A Message from Our Chair and Our President  ...................................................................................... 2

Planned Parenthood

®

 

Providing Trusted Health Care Services ............................................................. 3

Planned Parenthood

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 Educating Women, Teens, and Families  ........................................................... 6

Planned Parenthood

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Advancing Reproductive Health and Rights ....................................................... 9

Planned Parenthood

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 Promoting Global Health ............................................................................... 12

Summary of Financial Activities .......................................................................................................... 14

Supporting Planned Parenthood ......................................................................................................... 16

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD

®

 

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIR AND OUR PRESIDENT

 

 

   

 

 

 

The role of Planned Parenthood, as health care provider, educator, 
and fi erce and compassionate advocate for reproductive health and 
rights has never been more important.  

The world is changing — in terms of demographics, politics, 
health care delivery, and how information is transmitted. Planned 
Parenthood must anticipate these changes to better serve our 
patients, advocates, and supporters of tomorrow, while at the same 
time we focus on their needs today.

Increasingly diverse communities across America have differing 
health care needs, and we continue to adapt to help meet them.  
This requires greater cultural competency on our part and staff 
who refl ect our diverse clients.  We also recognize that the key to 
successful health care delivery is nationwide standardization — 
from ensuring our clients’ ability to reach us online to our ability 
to track patients through electronic medical records.  

 As you will read in this year’s report, we continue to reach more clients, 
both in person and online.  In the last year, our affi liate health centers 
served 3.1 million women, men, and teens, providing the services that 
people have come to rely on us for, including contraception (38 percent 
of our total services), testing and treatment for sexually transmitted 
diseases and infections (29 percent), cancer screening and prevention 
(19 percent), and abortion services (three percent). We also provided 
comprehensive, medically accurate sex education to an additional 1.2 
million women, men, and teens.  

As the world has moved online, so has Planned Parenthood.  In the last 
year, we expanded Planned Parenthood Online to create a reproductive 
health care resource that is available to our clients 24 hours a day, seven 
days a week.  Approximately 1.25 million visitors a month come to www.
plannedparenthood.org and www.teenwire.com, to fi nd sexual health 
information, locate a health center, renew a birth control prescription, or 
connect to our advocacy network. 

Our work also extends beyond our borders. Planned Parenthood provided 
nearly $2.6 million in direct fi nancial assistance to partner organizations 
throughout Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America, enabling them 
to deliver health care and education to 585,000 people. 

Our work as a health care provider and educator strengthens us every 
day as a powerful advocate for the health and rights of women and 
young people.  Last year we continued to promote our Prevention First 
policy agenda, with an increasing focus on ending the government’s 
ineffective $1.5 billion abstinence-only effort.  The tide is shifting in 
America, and last year 10 governors refused federal abstinence-
only dollars. Common sense demands that we offer young people 
comprehensive, medically accurate sex education, which covers 
both abstinence and contraception.  In addition, Planned Parenthood 
continued to promote increased family planning support at the state 
and federal levels, and increased access to affordable and accessible 
birth control, fi ghting legislation that would allow pharmacists to refuse 
to dispense birth control.

We’ve also worked in the nation’s courts, with our blue-ribbon litigation 
team defending basic reproductive rights for women and families. For 
the fi rst time ever, a Planned Parenthood attorney argued before the 
U.S. Supreme Court, in 

Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood

, making our 

case against the federal abortion ban. When the court upheld the law 
5–4, we immediately responded to the court’s outrageous interference 
in what should be a private decision between a woman and her doctor.  
And as the 2008 elections draw near, we will continue to call attention 
to the vital issue of women’s reproductive rights and safety. 

Thanks to the unwavering commitment and courage of Planned 
Parenthood volunteers, activists, supporters, and staff, the past year 
has been a time of great change and growth for Planned Parenthood. 
As we confront new challenges and make additional gains, we hope 
you will remain a steadfast ally in this fi ght. 

Elena Marks 

 

 

 

                      

PPFA 

Chair     

Cecile Richards

PPFA President 

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Planned Parenthood health care experts are recognized 
authorities in all aspects of reproductive health care, including 
patient care, health care policy, education, research and 
technology, and public information.  Last year in collaboration 
with the PPFA National Medical Committee of leading U.S. 
doctors and researchers, we published new guidelines for the 
medical management of men’s reproductive care, periodic 
well-woman care, and care for transgender people as part 
of our ongoing effort to support innovative, evidence-based 
clinical services and health care.  In partnership with academic 
centers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and state 
departments of health, Planned Parenthood affiliates undertook 
several research projects in an effort to continuously improve 

health care and services, including research on emergency 
contraception and medication abortion service delivery.  We 
developed two comprehensive medical continuing education 
programs — “Putting risk into perspective: Making informed 
decisions about hormonal contraception” and “Managing HPV: A 
new era in patient care.” 

PPFA ensures the highest medical care and standards for our 
clients by continuously monitoring affi liate compliance with 
our rigorous medical standards and guidelines through our 
accreditation process.  Last year, to strengthen and improve 
affi liates’ clinic operations and education services, we made more 
than 160 visits to 63 affi liates to provide technical assistance and 

training in practice and fi nancial management, business planning, 
human resource/organizational development and governance, 
security, and diversity.

To protect the Planned Parenthood trademark and ensure affi liate 
compliance with 

PPFA Standards of Affi liation

 and 

the PPFA Manual 

of Medical Standards and Guidelines

, we conducted 28 affi liate 

accreditation reviews, including visits to 135 health centers.  

Acknowledging creativity in clinical services, we presented the 
2006 PPFA Sylvia Clark Award to Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood 
(Bellingham, WA) for implementing a paperless electronic medical 
record system in all three of its clinics.  

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

®

 

PROVIDING TRUSTED HEALTH CARE SERVICES

 

From the 450 women who crowded into Margaret Sanger’s fi rst clinic, the number of women, men, and teenagers Planned Parenthood affi liate 
health centers serve has steadily grown to more than three million a year — totaling about 30 million since 1916.  One in four American women 
has turned to Planned Parenthood for health care at least once in her life.

 

 

   

 

 

 

EXCELLENCE IN MEDICAL STANDARDS AND TRAINING

Contraception is basic health care, and Planned Parenthood is 
dedicated to providing women, men, and teens with the highest 
quality and most affordable products in the face of rising prices and 
dwindling government support. 

The Resource Alliance at Planned Parenthood is a collaborative 
effort between affi liates and the national organization that ensures 
our clients, regardless of their incomes, have access to a broad 
range of top-quality contraceptive products and exceptional health 
care.  The Resource Alliance negotiates and maintains 18 contracts 
with partnering companies to enable Planned Parenthood clients 
to continue to receive the highest quality products at the most 
affordable prices.  The Resource Alliance also has started phase 

one of a project to provide a centralized information system for 
affi liates, and continues to pursue affordable and reliable products 
and services.  

In line with our commitment to prevention and to superior products, 
Planned Parenthood distributed approximately nine million Planned 
Parenthood

®

 Condoms nationwide in the last 12 months.  Promoting 

the importance of safer sex, the package features the Planned 
Parenthood name, as well as a dedicated toll-free “smart” line that 
directs callers to the Planned Parenthood health center nearest 
them.  This smart line supplements our primary toll-free number — 
1-800-230-PLAN — which connects hundreds of thousands of callers 
to affi liate health centers each year. 

HIGH-QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE PRODUCTS

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Contraception 

38% 

Other Services 

1%

Abortion Services 

3%

Other Women’s Health Services 

10%

Cancer Screening and Prevention 

19%

Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections
(STD/STI) Testing and Treatment 

29%

  SUMMARY OF SERVICES DELIVERED BY PLANNED PARENTHOOD AFFILIATE 
 HEALTH 

CENTERS: 

CALENDAR YEARS 2005 AND 2006

 

 

2005*

 

2006

 CONTRACEPTION**

 — 38 PERCENT OF SERVICES IN 2006

 

Reversible Contraception Clients, Women 

2,420,610 

2,441,768 

 

Emergency Contraception Kits 

1,240,516 

1,436,846 

 

Tubal Sterilization Clients  

554 

618 

 

Reversible Contraception Clients, Men 

80,411 

95,188 

 Vasectomy 

Clients 

2,407 

2,913 

 

 

3,744,498 3,977,333 

 

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES/INFECTIONS (STD/STI) 

 

TESTING AND TREATMENT

 — 29 percent of services in 2006

 

STI Testing and Treatment, Women and Men 

2,618,477 

2,703,917 

 

HIV Testing Clients, Women 

188,424 

203,478 

 

HIV Testing Clients, Men 

62,300 

67,795 

 

HIV Testing Clients, Gender Not Reported 

29,865 

42,887 

 

 

2,899,066 3,018,077 

 

CANCER SCREENING AND PREVENTION*** 

— 19 percent of services in 2006 

 

Pap Tests 

1,116,681 

1,070,449 

Breast Exams/ Breast Care 

842,399 

882,961 

Colposcopy Procedures 

44,353 

47,557 

LEEP Procedures 

2,836 

3,036 

Cryotherapy Procedures 

3,566 

3,368 

 2,009,835 

2,007,371

OTHER WOMEN’S HEALTH SERVICES 

— 10 percent of services in 2006  

 

Pregnancy Tests 

1,045,892 

1,097,397 

Prenatal Clients 

13,261 

11,058 

Midlife Clients 

14,163 

11,206 

Infertility Clients 

248 

316 

 1,073,564 

1,119,977

ABORTION SERVICES 

— 3 percent of services in 2006 

 

 

Abortion Procedures 

264,943 

289,750

OTHER SERVICES

 — 1 percent of services in 2006 

 

Primary Care Clients, Women and Men 

21,739 

19,557 

 

Adoption Referrals to Other Agencies 

2,413                   

2,410 

 

Other Services, Women and Men**** 

126,352 

140,968

 

 

150,504 162,935 

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TOTAL SERVICES = 10.5 MILLION

Prevention is the cornerstone of our services — 81 percent 
of our clients received contraception services in 2006. 

The heart of Planned Parenthood affi liates’ work is providing trusted 
health care services that prevent unintended pregnancies through 
contraception, reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections 
through testing and treatment, and prevent cervical and other 
cancers through screening.  Planned Parenthood health centers 
also provide women facing unplanned pregnancy with unbiased 
information and discussion about their options — parenting, adoption, 
and abortion. Planned Parenthood health centers work closely with 
social service and adoption agencies in their communities to ensure 
the best possible referrals for women who choose to continue their 
pregnancies. In 2006, Planned Parenthood health centers delivered 
1.4 percent more contraception services than in 2005.  Overall, our 
health centers provided sexual and reproductive health care to more 
than 3.1 million women and men, increasing by 2.6 percent the total 
number of clients served between 2005 and 2006. 

HEALTH SERVICES

*Refl ects updated data.

**Reversible contraceptive methods chosen by Planned Parenthood clients: oral, 45.6 percent; non-prescription 
barrier, 18.4 percent; no method, 10 percent; progestin-only injectables, 9 percent; combined hormone patch, 4.7 
percent; other/unknown, 5.5 percent; combined hormone ring, 5 percent; IUD, 1.5 percent; prescription barrier, 0.1 
percent; fertility awareness-based methods, 0.2 percent.

*** A colposcopy examination aids in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormal growth cells in the cervix. LEEP and 
cryotherapy are treatments for abnormal growths.

**** Some examples in this category include WIC services (a federally funded nutrition program for low-income 
women, infants, and children up to the age of fi ve), pediatric care, and immunizations.

 

TOTAL SERVICES PROVIDED

 10,112,642 

10,575,443 

 

TOTAL CLIENTS SERVED 

(Unduplicated) 3,061,364 

3,140,540

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Planned Parenthood Online is a collaborative effort of the national 
organization and participating affi liates to create the leading sexual 
and reproductive health care resource available to people 24 hours 
a day, seven days a week.  Planned Parenthood Online promotes 
Planned Parenthood health services, education, and opportunities for 
involvement across a variety of interactive media platforms, including
•   website properties (plannedparenthood.org

®

 and teenwire.com

®

our award-winning website for teens)

•   Web 2.0 (social-networking sites, user-generated content 

sites, and blogs)

•  e-mail (interactive campaigns and newsletters)

During the past year, Planned Parenthood Online reached a number 
of important milestones, including
•   a monthly high of one million unique visits on 

plannedparenthood.org and 500,000 on teenwire.com

•   an average of 10,000 searches per day on plannedparenthood.

org for locating health centers

•  a list of 600,000 valid e-mail addresses
•   a total of 35,000 social networking participants from websites 

like MySpace and Facebook

With Planned Parenthood Online, our goal is to harness interactive 
technology to overcome barriers to access, and provide an 
opportunity to vastly increase the number of people Planned 
Parenthood serves, educates, and engages to make a difference in 
their lives.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

®

 

EDUCATING WOMEN, TEENS, AND FAMILIES

 

 

Planned Parenthood serves as a leader in advancing sexual health by providing medically accurate, age-appropriate sexuality information and 
education.  Last year we offered effective sexuality education programs to 1.2 million youth and adults.  Through our websites and award-winning 
publications, Planned Parenthood delivers information that is essential to allowing women, men, teens, and families to make responsible choices 
about their sexual and reproductive health. 

 

 

   

 

 

 

ONLINE HEALTH INFORMATION AND EDUCATION: 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

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Planned Parenthood serves as a leader in promoting sexual health 
among young people nationwide by providing medically accurate, 
age-appropriate sexuality education.  In addition to online resources 
for teens, a range of programs at the national and affi liate levels 
promote open dialogue, creative learning, mentoring, community 
involvement, and peer education opportunities. 

Real Life. Real Talk.

®

 is a social change effort to encourage healthy 

communication about sexuality within families and communities and, 
in the process, nurture discussions that are more realistic, positive, 
and productive for young people.  After talking with thousands of 
parents, teenagers, and community leaders, Planned Parenthood 
developed this program to give parents the tools they want to be able 
to talk with their children about sexuality and health.  The program 
reaches out through 141 local community partners that do not 
traditionally work with Planned Parenthood, including public libraries, 
prominent medical institutions, and faith organizations.  Last year, 
we launched 

Real Life. Real Talk.

 in Portland, ME, Rockland County, 

NY, and Tucson, AZ.  Independent evaluations show positive results 
in Portland and Tucson, demonstrating community-wide increases in 
openness about, acceptance of, and engagement in healthy sexuality 
after 

Real Life. Real Talk.

 was launched.  We have secured funding 

to expand programming to diverse markets and to improve the 
knowledge and sexual health of all young people.

CONNECTING WITH TEENS

TEAMING UP

 

A collaboration between Planned Parenthood of Southwest and 
Central Florida, the Sarasota County Health Department, and 
the Truvine Missionary Baptist Church provided free teen clinical 
services, parent and youth education programs, and community 
awareness activities through the church.  This multi-faceted 
program built strong relationships between the affi liate and the 
African-American community, and netted positive results, with no 
participants testing positive for pregnancy or sexually transmitted 
infections during or after their participation.

DEALING WITH DISABILITY 

Staff from Planned Parenthood of Nebraska and Council Bluffs, 
Iowa, taught sexual health courses to parents of youth with 
developmental disabilities, as well as university special education 
students and group home and vocational rehabilitation staff in 

AFFILIATE EDUCATION PROGRAMS

a variety of settings. Recognizing the challenges adults face in 
addressing these issues, trainers offered pragmatic, concrete 
guidelines for working with this vulnerable population.

HELPING TEEN MOTHERS 

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte provided a supportive 
environment for pregnant and parenting teens called Teen 
Success.  The program helps participants maintain family size 
until they fi nish high school. Participants meet weekly 
to learn skills to cope with the challenges of parenthood 
and adolescence.

A group of teens during the Young 

Leaders Summit at  the 2007 Planned 

Parenthood Annual Conference.

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PPFA Deputy Director of Litigation and 

Law Eve Gartner on the steps of the U.S. 

Supreme Court after arguing, in 

Gonzales 

v. Planned Parenthood

, against the 

government’s outrageous interference in 

what should be a private matter between 

a woman and her doctor.

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helped defeat a similar ballot initiative, with the governor 
praising Planned Parenthood for having the best field operation 
in the state.

We continued to fight attempts to restrict or ban abortion in 
state legislatures.  Mobilizing our grassroots base and promoting 
prevention messages that highlight our opponents’ hypocrisy, we 
helped halt 20 abortion bans in 12 states.

We also hosted the Public Affairs Retreat and Roundtable in 
Washington, DC.  More than 150 Planned Parenthood affiliate 
staff learned how effective legislative and organizing strategies 
advance our priority issues. 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

®

 

ADVANCING REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS

  

 

In Congress and in statehouses, in the courts, and in the media, Planned Parenthood is a passionate and trustworthy advocate for policies that 
enable access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care, education, and information.  Whether talking to members of Congress 
or arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, we fi ght for positive policies that promote women’s health, prevent unintended pregnancies 
through effective family planning programs, and protect the health of young people through comprehensive sexuality education.

 

 

   

 

 

 

In Congress and in state legislatures last year, PPFA led advocacy
efforts to champion commonsense measures to improve the health
of women and families.  After the 2006 elections, PPFA worked with
the new congressional leadership and our national coalition partners,
gradually refocusing the public debate on prevention and gaining the
support of a growing number of elected offi cials.  We supported the
introduction of the federal Prevention First Act in the U.S. Senate and
the House of Representatives in the beginning of the 110th Congress,
as well as more than 100 proactive measures in 32 states.

Our efforts to promote prevention generated tangible results across
the nation, including the following:

•   Ten states enacted family planning funding measures or

legislation to increase access through Medicaid waivers 
(DE,HI, MA, MI, MN, NH, NY, TX, VA, and WA).

•    In Congress last year, Planned Parenthood fought to expand access 

to basic health care for low-income children and adults without health 
insurance.  The Senate passed the State Children’s Health Insurance 
Program (SCHIP), and the House voted to support expanding SCHIP 
through the Children’s Health and Medicare Protection Act (CHAMP). 
President Bush vetoed the bill at the end of 2007, and the program 
was extended without covering an additional 10 million children.

•    Oregon joined 26 other states that mandate insurance coverage for 

prescription contraception.

•    Connecticut, Minnesota, and Oregon passed bills mandating 

access to emergency contraception in hospital emergency rooms, 
and Arkansas and Colorado now require emergency rooms to 
provide emergency contraception related services.

•    Ten states rejected federal funding for abstinence-only programs, 

and Washington State passed the Healthy Youth Act, ensuring that 
teens will receive comprehensive sex education in public schools.

On April 18, when the U.S. Supreme Court announced its 
decision in 

Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood

 and 

Gonzales v. 

Carhart

, the two cases challenging the first-ever federal abortion 

ban, we launched an aggressive advocacy and media campaign, 
outlining why this ruling is out of touch with the basic values of 
American voters.

In November, South Dakota’s voters defeated a state abortion 
ban ballot initiative, with Planned Parenthood staff and volunteers 
having made more than 40,000 phone calls and knocked on 
close to 30,000 doors.  For the second year in a row, Planned 
Parenthood affiliates in California helped defeat a ballot initiative 
to restrict minors’ access to abortion.  Affiliates in Oregon also 

ADVOCATING IN WASHINGTON, THE STATES, AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES 

W

 Pro-choice activists express 

their outrage at the U.S. Supreme 

Court decision in 

Gonzales v. 

Planned Parenthood

, upholding 

the federal abortion ban that 

allows politicians to make 

medical decisions about 

women’s health and safety.

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•  

Through 

Vox

®

: Voices for Planned Parenthood

, Planned 

Parenthood mobilized nearly 35,000 young women and 
men in 180 college chapters across the country. Using 
MySpace.com (www.myspace.com/standwiththestates), 

Vox

 educated and energized nearly 5,000 supporters who 

participated in activities and high-visibility events, primarily 
in response to threats to abortion access. 

Vox

 members also 

participated in Planned Parenthood’s successful efforts to 
defeat anti-choice ballot initiatives in California, Oregon, 
and South Dakota.

•  

Planned Parenthood Republicans for Choice

®

 

(RFC) played 

a vital advocacy role at both the federal and state levels.  Last 
year, we held house parties and other activities involving pro-
choice Republicans in at least 15 states, focusing on the Planned 
Parenthood Prevention First agenda.  The RFC presented its Barry 
Goldwater Award to California Assemblyman Dr. Keith Richman 
for his work as a 100-percent pro-choice legislator.  

•   More than 400 leaders in the arts and entertainment industries are 

volunteer members of the 

PPFA Board of Advocates

 (BOA).  Their 

public support is an invaluable aid to Planned Parenthood’s mission.

The successful mobilization of our activists to participate in ballot 
initiative campaigns in California, Oregon, and South Dakota is an 
example of Planned Parenthood’s power as a 50-state advocacy 
organization with more than four million activists, supporters, and 
donors.  The Planned Parenthood Action Network, which mobilizes 
activists around the country in support of our goals, recruited more 
than 200,000 new activists last year.  Also aiding our advocacy 
efforts are networks of pro-choice clergy members, Republican 
activists, young women and men on college campuses, and leaders 
in the arts and entertainment industries.  

•   Pharmacy refusals to provide emergency contraception (EC) 

and other birth control to women are an increasing threat to 
reproductive rights, and we continue to work with major retailers 
to ensure favorable store policies.  When the U.S. Food and Drug 
Administration fi nally approved over-the-counter (OTC) sales 
of EC in August 2006, we established the Planned Parenthood 

Pill Patrol

 to monitor pharmacies and ensure the availability of 

contraceptives.  A survey of local pharmacies by nearly 2,500 
volunteers revealed that several Wal-Mart pharmacies had refused 
to stock or to dispense EC.  PPFA’s nationwide grassroots network 
succeeded in convincing the giant retailer to revise its policy, 
which, as of April, ensures that customers “will now receive their 
prescriptions or OTC products in store without discrimination (no 
harassment or lectures),” “without delay,” and “without judgment.”  

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Planned Parenthood’s advocacy work last year also extended to 
the federal and state courts across the country, where we worked 
to protect women’s health and safety and the reproductive rights 
of all Americans.

•  

We 

argued 

Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood

, our challenge to 

the fi rst federal law banning abortion, in the U.S. Supreme Court.  
PPFA Deputy Director of Litigation and Law Eve Gartner, the fi rst 
PPFA staff attorney to appear before the high court, argued that 
the ban threatens women’s health and safety. By a vote of 5–4, 
the court upheld the law, criminalizing abortions that doctors 
say are often the safest and best to protect women’s health, 
and ruling that politicians, rather than women and their doctors, 
will now make medical decisions.  This dangerous decision was 
clearly the result of the new makeup of the Supreme Court.     

PROTECTING WOMEN’S LEGAL RIGHTS

•   Members of our 

Clergy Advisory Board

 (CAB) 

speak out about the theological basis for choice and 
mobilize fellow clergy and lay religious leaders to join 
the

 

PPFA Pro-Choice Religious Network

, a national 

membership organization advocating for the right of women 
and men to make informed, morally responsible choices 
about their reproductive lives.  Clergy members at the 
affiliate level support grassroots advocacy efforts and 
educational programming.  Last year, CAB members issued 
statements on stem cell research, the federal abortion ban, 
birth control access and pricing, so-called “crisis pregnancy 
centers,” and comprehensive sex education.  PPFA also 
published the 

Clergy Voices

 newsletter; coordinated the 

first-ever interfaith convocation at the Planned Parenthood 
annual conference; hosted clergy organizing events at all 
three Planned Parenthood regional meetings; and helped 
affiliates build local clergy networks.

•   We kicked off a new youth initiative last year with a 

Young Leaders Summit

 at the Planned Parenthood 

annual conference attended by 51 young leaders from 13 
states and the Philippines. They spent two days organizing, 
training, networking, and brainstorming. Approximately 20 
youths took part in a direct action training at the Public 
Affairs Retreat and Roundtable in Washington, DC, in July.  

PARTNERING WITH ACTIVISTS AND SUPPORTERS ACROSS AMERICA

•   We conducted successful litigation in the Indiana state court to 

protect the privacy of our patients’ medical records.  In that case, 
we challenged intrusive demands made by politically motivated 
anti-choice prosecutors.  In granting the protection we sought, 
the state court recognized the signifi cant privacy concerns 
associated with our patients’ medical records.   

•   We obtained favorable court rulings in two federal court cases — 

in Michigan and Ohio — and one state court case in Missouri, 
all of which protected access to reproductive health care for 
Planned Parenthood patients. 

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Blythe Danner

 and 

Gwyneth Paltrow

Felicity Huffman

 and 

William H. Macy

Julianne Moore

, and 

Gloria Steinem

 lent their 

names to extraordinarily successful online fundraising appeals.

Glamour

 magazine Editor in Chief 

Cindi Leive

 hosted a breakfast to 

introduce PPFA President 

Cecile Richards

 to other women’s health 

magazines.  As a result, several stories were published in numerous 
prominent publications.

Lauren Graham

Neil Patrick Harris

, and 

Stanley Tucci 

hosted 

the PPFA 2007 Honors Awards Gala in Universal City, CA.  Among our 
special guests were 

Blythe Danner

David Eigenberg

Wendie 

Malick

Judy Reyes

Heather Tom

, and 

Aisha Tyler.

 

Judy Blume

Matthew Broderick

Dana Buchman

Nora Ephron

,  

Bart 

Freundlich

Annabeth Gish

Holly Hunter

,

 Sarah Jones

Kathryn 

Joosten

Al Joyner,

 

Ashley Judd

,

 Carol Leifer

Camryn Manheim

Vanessa Marcil

Nellie McKay,

 

Natalie Merchant

Julianne Moore

Sarah Jessica Parker

Patricia Richardson

,

 Taryn Rose

,  

Kate 

Walsh

Hattie Winston

, and many others served as honorary chairs.

Ann Crittenden

David Eigenberg

Jane Fonda

Ellen Goodman

Kristen Johnston

Wendie Malick

Kathy Najimy

Cynthia Nixon

Sara Paretsky,

 

Anna Quindlen

Heather Tom

, and 

Kathleen 

Turner

 traveled around the nation to appear at affi liate events.

Judy Blume

Carol Leifer

Maria Maggenti,

 

Amber Tamblyn

and 

Kate Walsh

 were interviewed about their work as it relates to 

reproductive health and freedom on plannedparenthood.org and 
teenwire.com.

New BOA members include 

Kathryn Erbe

Lauren Graham

Neil 

Patrick Harris

Marlee Matlin

Michael Mayer

Idina Menzel

Taryn Rose

Amber Tamblyn

Maura Tierney

, and 

Aisha Tyler

.

HIGHLIGHTS OF EVENTS SUPPORTED BY PPFA BOARD OF ADVOCATES MEMBERS 
AND OTHER ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LEADERS 

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(l-r) Dr. Ruth Westheimer, 
Duncan Sheik, and Tamara Tunie

Alex Trebek and 
Kathryn Erbe

(l-r) Aisha Tyler and 
Heather Tom 

Neil Patrick Harris

Felicity Huffman 
and William H. Macy

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For more than 35 years, Planned Parenthood Federation of America 
has supported nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Africa, Asia, 
the Caribbean, and Latin America in providing reproductive health 
care and education to people around the world.  We focus on reducing 
maternal mortality through increased access to contraception and safe 
abortion services, protecting the sexual health of youth, and improving 
policies on sexual and reproductive health. 

Last year, PPFA provided more than $2.6 million in direct fi nancial 
assistance to 48 NGOs in 21 countries.  These organizations 
delivered reproductive health care to more than 450,000 people, 
including approximately 243,000 adolescents.  They also provided 
safe abortion and post-abortion care to more than 20,000 women, 
58 percent of whom decided to initiate birth control following the 
procedure.  In addition, our partners provided nearly 115,000 people 
with sexuality education through schools, community centers, sports 

events, and health fairs, and reached an additional 2.6 million people 
with sexual health information through the radio. 

Through our advocacy efforts in the United States, we engaged 
affi liates, activists, and coalition partners to improve global laws and 
policies affecting sexual and reproductive health.  We also worked to 
reinvigorate the U.S. commitment to family planning and to ensure 
that U.S. foreign policies protect and promote quality sexual and 
reproductive health care, education, and information around the 
world.  Nearly 90 percent of Planned Parenthood affi liates have been 
active in international advocacy, bringing together a diverse and 
vocal nationwide community of citizens to educate their neighbors, 
the media, and their elected offi cials about the importance of 
improving U.S. policies overseas.  Last year, PPFA supported affi liate 
activities through grants, organizing materials, sample media, and 
assistance with organizing events. 

PPFA’s advocacy efforts contributed to the passage in the 
U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate Appropriations 
Committee of a bill that would ease restrictions imposed by 
the global gag rule.  Reinstated by President Bush during his 
first days in office, the gag rule prohibits foreign organizations 
from receiving U.S. funding for family planning programs if 
they provide or talk about abortion to clients, or advocate for 
improved abortion laws. The rule applies even if organizations 
conduct these activities with non-U.S. money and regardless of 
whether abortion is legal in the country. Rather than reduce the 
number of abortions, the global gag rule expands the shortage 
of contraceptives in the developing world, thus increasing the 
number of unintended pregnancies.  The bill seeks to mitigate 
the rule’s impact by allowing foreign organizations to receive 
contraceptives donated by the U.S. government even if they 
have refused to sign on to the global gag rule. 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

®

 

PROMOTING GLOBAL HEALTH

 

 

Planned Parenthood’s concern for reproductive health and freedom extends around the world.  We work with partner organizations overseas to 
improve the sexual health and well-being of individuals and families, and fi ght at home and abroad to secure responsible policies affecting sexual 
and reproductive health globally.  PPFA is also a founding member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

 

 

   

 

 

 

Trinidad & Tobago

Thailand

Sudan

Philippines

Peru

Nigeria

Cameroon

Kenya

India

Nicaragua

Ethiopia

Ecuador

Costa Rica

Bolivia

Guatemala

Trinidad & Tobago

Thailand

Sudan

Philippines

Peru

Nigeria

Cameroon

Kenya

India

Nicaragua

Ethiopia

Ecuador

Costa Rica

Bolivia

atemala

Guat

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AFRICA

The PPFA Africa Regional Offi ce partnered with 15 organizations in 
Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, and the Sudan to provide health 
care and sexuality education.  In Ethiopia, we initiated a partnership 
that will enable a health and social service organization to become 
one of the fi rst nongovernmental organizations providing legal 
abortion services under the recently liberalized abortion laws. We 
also expanded the work of the Kenya Reproductive Health and Rights 
Alliance (RHRA), which advocates for an improved legal, social, and 
political environment for the provision of safe abortion services. The 
RHRA held the fi rst-ever mock abortion tribunal in Kenya in June to 
highlight the devastating effects of unsafe abortion in the country.

ASIA 

The PPFA Asia Pacifi c Regional Offi ce partnered with 12 
organizations in India, Nepal, the Philippines, and Thailand to 
provide reproductive health services and education. In India, we 
are working to address the enormous need for reproductive health 
services for young people through a program that provides sexuality 
education, contraceptives, sexually transmitted infection testing, 
and safe abortion services.  The program, which targets single and 
married adolescents, trains them to provide culturally appropriate 
education and services to their peers through unique venues, such 
as traditional ceremonies.

LATIN AMERICA

The PPFA Latin America and Caribbean Regional Offi ce partnered 
with 18 organizations in Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, 
Nicaragua, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago to provide reproductive 
health services and education and to advocate for better laws and 
policies. In Peru, unsafe abortion is among the top fi ve causes 
of maternal mortality, and more than 352,000 unsafe abortions 
are reportedly performed each year.   In order to address this, 
we are engaging a number of women’s health organizations and 
reproductive health providers to expand access to high-quality 
services, counseling, and educational materials.  We also support 
Peruvian women’s rights organizations in their campaign to increase 
the number of public facilities offering safe, legal abortion services.  

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SUMMARY OF

 

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUE , EXPENSES & CHANGES IN NET ASSETS 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Medical Services 

65% 

Non-Medical Domestic

Program Services 

16%

Management and General Support 

12%

Fundraising 

5%

 Other 

1%

International Family Planning 

1%

Health Center Income 

35% 

Government Grants 

33% 

Private Contributions 

26%

Other 

6%

REVENUE

EXPENSES

  

FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2007

  

NATIONAL 

ELIMINATIONS 

TOTAL

 

OPERATING & OTHER FUNDS (ALL AMOUNTS IN MILLIONS)

 AFFILIATES OFFICE 

[b] 

[a]

 REVENUE

 

Health Center Income 

356.9 

 

 

356.9 

 

Government Grants and Contracts 

336.7 

 

 

336.7 

 

Private Contributions and Bequests 

176.8 

84.3 

-2.4 

258.7  [c] 

 Support 

from 

Affi 

liates 

 

9.8 

-9.8 

 

 

Other Operating Revenue 

56.0 

10.0 

-0.4 

65.5 

 

TOTAL REVENUE 

926.4 

104.1 

-12.6 

1,017.9

 EXPENSES

 

Domestic Programs see pages 

 

 

 

 

  A. 

Medical 

Services 

3-4

 588.3 

 

 

588.3 

  B. 

Sexuality 

Education 

5-6

 48.0 

 

 

48.0 

 

 

C. Public  Policy 

7-11

 53.1 

 

 

53.1 

 

 

D. Services to The Field of Family Planning 

3, 5-6

  

16.4   16.4 

  E. 

Service 

to 

Affi 

liates 

3, 5-6, 10-11

  

26.6 

-2.8 

23.8 

 

TOTAL DOMESTIC PROGRAMS 

689.4 

43.0 

-2.8 

729.6 

 

International Family Planning Programs 

12-13 

  

7.3 

 

7.3 

 

TOTAL PROGRAM SERVICES 

689.4 

50.3 

-2.8 

736.9

 Supporting 

Services 

 

 

 

 

       

A. Management and General 

102.6 

6.6 

 

109.2 

       

B. Fundraising 

35.9 

9.5 

 

45.4 

 

TOTAL SUPPORTING SERVICES 

138.5 

16.1 

 

154.6

 Other 

Expenses

       

A. Payments to Related Organizations 

11.0 

 

-9.8 

1.2 

       

B. Other Opertaing Expenses 

10.4 

 

 

10.4 

 

TOTAL OTHER EXPENSES 

21.4 

 

-9.8 

11.6 

 

TOTAL EXPENSES 

849.3 

66.4 

-12.6 

903.1  [d] 

 

EXCESS OF REVENUE OVER EXPENSES 

77.1 

37.7 

 

114.8 

 

OTHER CHANGES IN NET ASSETS 

-2.6 

-0.2 

 

-2.8 

 

NET ASSETS: BEGINNING OF YEAR 

796.9 

42.9 

 

839.8 

 

NET ASSETS: END OF YEAR 

871.4 

80.4 

 

951.8 

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JUNE 30, 2007

  

NATIONAL 

ELIMINATIONS 

TOTAL

 

(ALL AMOUNTS IN MILLIONS)

 AFFILIATES 

OFFICE 

[b] 

[a]

 ASSETS

 Current 

Assets 

569.2 

20.4 

-6.7 

582.9 

 

Property, Equipment, Endowment, Other 

435.7 

107.8 

-3.9 

539.6 

 

TOTAL ASSETS 

1,004.9 

128.2 

-10.6 

1,122.5 

 

LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS

 Current 

Liabilities 

81.3 

15.2 

-6.7 

89.8 

 

Mortgages, Notes Payable, Other 

52.2 

32.6 

-3.9 

80.9 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES 

133.5 

47.8 

-10.6 

170.7 

 NET 

ASSETS 

 Unrestricted 

368.8 

14.3 

 

383.1 

 

Property & Equipment 

246.8 

2.0 

 

248.8 

 Temporarily 

Restricted 

116.4 

43.6 

 

160.0 

 Permanently 

Restricted 

139.4 

20.5 

 

159.9 

 

TOTAL NET ASSETS 

871.4 

80.4 

 

951.8 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS 

1,004.9 

128.2 

-10.6 

1,122.5 

Our broad base of committed donors provide more than 80 percent 
of the national organization’s revenue and nearly 20 percent of 
affi liate revenue — evidence of our powerful grassroots support. 

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., is a tax-exempt 
corporation under Internal Revenue Service code section 501(c)(3) 
and is not a private foundation (Tax ID #13-1644147). Contributions 
are tax-deductible. 

The IRS classifi es the Planned Parenthood Action Fund as a 501(c)
(4) not-for-profi t organization. Contributions are not tax-deductible.

A list of all organizations that received contributions from PPFA 
during the year that ended June 30, 2007, may be obtained by 
writing to PPFA, 434 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001. Audited 

fi nancial statements are available upon request from the Offi ce of 
the Attorney General, Department of Law, Charities Bureau, 120 
Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

[a]

 National organization fi gures refl ect operations of Planned 

Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., Planned Parenthood 
Action Fund, Inc. (including its Political Action Committee and other 
segregated fund, Planned Parenthood Votes) and The Planned 
Parenthood Foundation for the year ended June 30, 2007. Affi liate 
fi gures refl ect the operations of 118 Planned Parenthood affi liates 
and are based on amounts reported in affi liate audited fi nancial 
statements for fi scal years ended during 2006.

[b]

 

Payments and receipts between affi liates and the national 

organization have been eliminated. These include dues, rebates, and 

payments to the Guttmacher Institute. Related adjustments have 
been made to the balance sheet.

[c]

 Includes corporate contributions, foundation grants, and support 

from more than 900,000 active individual contributors, including 
individual contributions received through International Service 
Agencies and Federal Service Campaigns (on-the-job solicitation 
and contributions through payroll deduction plans for employees of 
federal and state governments and participating corporations). This 
also includes $16.4 million of bequests.

[d]

 Expenses do not include capitalized expenditures for property, 

plant, and equipment and repayment of related loans, but do include 
depreciation and amortization of such property, plant, and equipment 
and interest expense on such loans.

SUMMARY OF

 

FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES

COMBINED BALANCE SHEET: NATIONAL AND AFFILIATES

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

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SUPPORTING

 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD

®

 

 

 

Essential partners in Planned Parenthood’s mission are our funders — generous foundations and individuals who also believe in a future world where 
every child born is wanted and loved, and women are empowered to safeguard their health and protect their families.  Planned Parenthood offers donors 
the following creative options for helping to further our important work. To use our convenient and secure website to make a gift or download a donation 
form, log on to www.plannedparenthood.org/support or call 1-800-430-4907, extension 2, to speak with someone on our donor services team. 

 

 

   

 

 

 

ANNUAL GIFTS  

You can make unrestricted gifts or gifts for a specifi c purpose to 
either Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) or the 
Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the advocacy and political arm 
of PPFA.  (For more information about the Planned Parenthood 
Action Fund, visit plannedparenthoodvotes.org.)  Gifts to PPFA are 
tax-deductible.  Gifts to the Action Fund are not tax-deductible, 
and we cannot accept corporate or union support.  Please call 
Member Services, 1-800-430-4907, extension 2, or e-mail member.
services@ppfa.org.  Major donors can contact Annie Paulsen in our 
Major Gifts Department with questions, or for more information, at 
1-212-261-4689 or e-mail ann.paulsen@ppfa.org.

BEQUESTS AND PLANNED GIFTS  

Bequests and life income gifts help ensure reproductive freedom 
for future generations.  Charitable gift annuities, pooled income 
fund gifts, and charitable trusts can also provide lifetime payments 
to you.  Please call Gift Planning, 1-212-261-4345 or e-mail
gift.planning@ppfa.org.

MONTHLY GIVING  

Strengthen PPFA through a sustaining membership of monthly gifts 
transferred directly from your bank account or credit card.  Please 
call Sustaining Members, 1-800-430-4907, extension 1, or e-mail 
monthly.member@ppfa.org.

GIFTS OF STOCK  

Receive a charitable deduction for the full, fair market value of your 
gift to PPFA, along with an exemption from capital gains tax, on 
shares you have owned for at least one year — subject to legal 
limits.  Please call Member Services, 1-800-430-4907, extension 2, 
or e-mail member.services@ppfa.org.

HONORARY OR MEMORIAL GIVING  

Celebrate the lives and achievements of special individuals by making 
gifts in their honor or memory.  Please call Member Services at 
1-800-430-4907, extension 2, or e-mail member.services@ppfa.org.

WORKPLACE GIVING  

Help sustain Planned Parenthood through the Combined Federal 
Campaign, your local United Way, and other workplace campaigns.  
Under our matching gifts program, your employer may double or 
even triple the value of your gift.  Your company’s human resources 
offi ce can provide appropriate information.  Please call Workplace 
Giving at 1-212-261-4682 or e-mail member.services@ppfa.org.

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD LEADERSHIP COUNCIL  

The Planned Parenthood Leadership Council is a select group of 
our most committed supporters, united by their vision and their 
investment in the future of Planned Parenthood.  The Leadership 
Council joins key supporters of the national organization and 
affi liates from all regions of the country, and represents a range 
of interests, professions, and expertise.  

The Leadership Council functions as a donor advisory circle for 
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of 
America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and for local 
Planned Parenthood affi liate CEOs.  One annual meeting, regular 
phone briefi ngs, a newsletter, and other communications allow 
Leadership Council members to get to know Cecile, key affi liate 
CEOs, and one another.  The annual meeting features high-profi le 
public fi gures who update members on the latest in the reproductive 
health and rights movement and other issues critical to Planned 
Parenthood’s work.  Meetings create a forum for the fruitful 
exchange of ideas and perspectives, capitalizing on members’ 
unique skills and expertise.  

Leadership Council members commit to a minimum contribution 
of $100,000.  The gift can be paid over a period of up to four years, 
and can be made to an affi liate, Planned Parenthood Federation of 
America, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, or a combination 
of the above.

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD

®

 

FEDERATION OF AMERICA, INC.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIR

Elena Marks 

VICE CHAIR

Deborah De Witt 

TREASURER

Lida L. Coleman

SECRETARY

Teree Caldwell-Johnson 

HONORARY BOARD MEMBER

Esperanza Garcia Walters

MEMBERS

Kenetta Bailey
Rev. Mark Bigelow
Tracey L. Brown
Debra Carnahan
Harry L. Carter
Ellen Chesler, Ph.D.
Annette Cumming
Amanda Dealey 
Leslie De Mars, M.D.
Brian Feldman
Bennie Fleming, Ed.D
Elizabeth A. Hannley 
Bryan Howard
Joanne E. Howard, Ph.D.
Jill June
Sally Beauchamp Kagerer
Anne Marso  
Valerie McCarthy
Frederick A. B. Meyerson
Matthew Oppenheimer
Philip Rigueur
Lyn Schollett
Shamina Singh
Lillian A. Tamayo
Bertha Thomas
Steve Trombley

PLANNED PARENTHOOD 
ACTION FUND 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIR

Harry L. Carter 

VICE CHAIR 

Gina Glantz 

SECRETARY

Amanda Dealey

TREASURER

Bryan Howard 

MEMBERS

Melody Barnes
Brian Feldman
Helen Howell
Joan Malin
Elena Marks
Valerie McCarthy
Karen Shepherd
Shamina Singh
Steve Trombley
Cathy Unger
Susan Yolen
Pam Sutherland 
  (Honorary Non-Voting Member)
Gloria Steinem 
  (Honorary Board Co-Chair)
The Honorable James C. Greenwood 
  (Honorary Board Co-Chair)

THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD 
FOUNDATION 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES

CHAIR

 

Annette Cumming

VICE CHAIR 

Ellen Chesler, Ph.D.

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Amanda Dealey

MEMBERS

Lida L. Coleman
Deborah De Witt 

PLANNED PARENTHOOD 
FEDERATION OF AMERICA 
SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

PRESIDENT

Cecile Richards

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Maryana Iskander

SENIOR ADVISOR

Doug Jackson

VICE PRESIDENT, 
EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

Ellen Golombek

CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Kim Meredith

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Julia Nelson

CHIEF HUMAN 
RESOURCES OFFICER

Ron Mason

VICE PRESIDENT, AFFILIATE 
SERVICES — MEDICAL AFFAIRS

Vanessa Cullins, 
M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.

VICE PRESIDENT, 
AFFILIATE SERVICES — 
OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT

Karen Ruffatto

VICE PRESIDENT AND 
GENERAL COUNSEL

Beth Otten

VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL 
MANAGER, RESOURCE ALLIANCE 
AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Ronda Dean

VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL 

Veena Siddharth 

VICE PRESIDENT, 
ONLINE SERVICES

Tom Subak

VICE PRESIDENT, 
PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY

Nancy Clack

THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD 
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

CHAIR

Peggy Rubin

VICE CHAIR

Mary Shallenberger

TREASURER

Judy Tabb

SECRETARY

Ann Hamilton

OTHER MEMBERS

Jacqueline S. Jackson, Ph.D.
Randy Moody
Betty Olinger
Chris Sorensen, (Nominating
Committee Chair)

PLANNED PARENTHOOD 
FEDERATION OF AMERICA, 
INC., IS A MEMBER OF THE 
INTERNATIONAL PLANNED 
PARENTHOOD FEDERATION 
(IPPF), COMPRISING FAMILY 
PLANNING ASSOCIATIONS IN 
AROUND 180 COUNTRIES.  

PRESIDENT

Jacqueline Sharpe, M.D.

TREASURER

Helen Eskett

DIRECTOR-GENERAL

Gill Greer, M.D.

CREDITS 

EDITORS

Barbara Snow
Jim Lubin

WRITER

Kate Rounds

DESIGN

Chad Spader

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®

 

Federation of America, Inc.  
All rights reserved.  Planned 
Parenthood

®

, PPFA

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, the logo of 

“nested Ps,” Planned Parenthood 
Republicans for Choice

®

Real Life. 

Real Talk.

®

, plannedparenthood.org

®

teenwire.com

®

, and 

Vox

®

 are 

registered service marks of PPFA.

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Founded by Margaret Sanger in 1916 — more than 90 years ago — 
as America’s fi rst birth control clinic, Planned Parenthood believes that 
everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, that 
every child should be wanted and loved, and that women should be in 
charge of their destinies.

 

 

   

 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage 
his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, 
national origin, or residence.  We believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization 
are essential to our well-being.  We believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and 
preserve the individual's right to privacy.  We further believe that such self-determination will contribute to 
an enhancement of the quality of life, strong family relationships, and population stability.

Based on these beliefs, and refl ecting the diverse communities within which we operate, the mission of 
Planned Parenthood is
•   to provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which 

preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual

•   to advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services
•   to provide educational programs which enhance understanding of individual and societal implications 

of human sexuality

•   to promote research and the advancement of technology in reproductive health care and encourage 

understanding of their inherent bioethical, behavioral, and social implications.

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