I didn't successfully visit a gynecologist until I was 24 years old. I had tried from the time I was 14 to get my check ups but childhood sexual abuse made going through with the appointment impossible. Even after telling drs + nurses about my situation, I was met with blank stares + eye rolls. No one seemed to understand my debilitating fear and anxiousness until Planned Parenthood. The PP staff listened to my fears, connected with me, and did everything they could to make me feel safe and in control of my body and the check up. Without the kindness + understanding offered by the drs + nurses at PP, I don't know that I would have been able to care for my sexual health. Thank you for comforting my past and --in turn-- freeing my future.