Planned Parenthood distributes condoms, advice at Health Fair

Marcy Cllayson and Talia Perez distribute condoms at Planned Parenthood booth

Marcy Cllayson and Talia Perez distribute condoms at Planned Parenthood booth

Matt Quijas

 

Marcy Cllayson and Talia Perez distribute condoms at Planned Parenthood booth

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–Planned Parenthood participated in the Health and Wellness recognition event on the Main Quad on Wednesday, April 18, distributing free condoms and advice on a variety of issues related to pregnancy.

Volunteers Talia Perez and Marcy Clayson represented the non-profit organization, explaining that their goal is to educate students on safe sex, STD testing, birth control, and the resources available to them at Planned Parenthood.

Although sometimes Planned Parenthood, which favors a woman’s right to choose whether to have an abortion, will draw “Pro Life” protestors,  Perez stated while “there’re always issues with something,” for the most part, “we are thanked for our services.”  She added that the organization is great for “the people without insurance.”

Clayson said the group receives “more support than trouble.”

She said that Planned Parenthood provides satellite services on campus monthly.

Planned Parenthood, the volunteers said, is a big advocate for preventative care, whether it’s getting a breast cancer exam, or screening for testicular cancer.

For more information on services available by the organization visit their website at www.plannedparenthood.org.