Planned Parenthood was there for me when I had a lapse in insurance coverage as a freshman in college. I had been on the pill since age 15 when I became sexually active and had to sneak behind my parents' back to get a prescription for birth control. Far from home and without a car, I needed birth control in order to regulate my horrible cramps as well as to avoid any unwanted pregnancies; since I could not find another doctor, I turned to Planned Parenthood. At PP, each and every staff member was kind and nonjudgmental. The nurse practitioner spoke candidly with me about sex - about multiple partners, risks of STIs, the importance of getting tested regularly as well as using condoms, as well as other health matters that concerned me. She was intentional and provided excellent care. I not only appreciate the affordable health care I received at PP but also the open conversation that I had never really had with an adult before. Thank you Planned Parenthood!