When I was 17 I had my first boyfriend and was considering having sex for the first time. I knew I wanted to be well prepared but that my parents would not be okay with me receiving birth control. I went to Planned Parenthood where they made me feel at home, well informed, and they commended me for being proactive and made me feel confident in my decisions. They respected my privacy and provided the pills to me at no cost, since I couldn't use my parents' insurance. Then after I graduated I went to college out of state, and my university health office only had one doctor who would do annual exams for women and she wasn't on the schedule at convenient or consistent times. I once again turned to Planned Parenthood because I knew that they would have a knowledgeable and competent staff who could give me the care I needed away from home. Every summer I was in school, I moved to a different state for internships and knew that Planned Parenthood was there for me nationwide and that I had somewhere to go that I could trust if I ever needed them. When I graduated college, I continued at the PP I knew well and went there with my friend when she was in distress. Planned Parenthood was able to see her when the regular urgent treatment centers couldn't, and they diagnosed her quickly with a cyst and followed up with her care and needs. Planned Parenthood has been there for me for years, and laid the foundation of my knowledge and confidence in my choices.