Smart Shaggin’

I’m a big fan of Planned Parenthood, and here’s yet more reasons to know ’em and love ’em.

My local chapter, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, is hosting a Cocktails & Cupcakes event in Worcester, including sexual health trivia, prizes, and, best of all, highly nommable cupcakes! What a bad ass event, am I right? Unfortunately, it’s 5:30 on a work night, so there’s no way I’ll be getting out to Worcester in time for that, but I think it’s a great way to raise awareness.

The event is being hosted by PPLM as part of the April “Get Yourself Tested” campaign, looking to raise awareness about STDs. 1 in 4 teenage girls in the US has an STD, and 1 in 2 (!!) Americans will contract an by age 25. Hot damn. Fortunately, PPLM is offering $30 walk-in, clothes-on STD testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV throughout April.

While you’re at it, you can also pick up a pack of emergency contraception–it’s always smart to have EC around, whether for yourself, or to provide a friend in need. You never know when the condom will break. You can purchase EC over the counter at any pharmacy, or at Planned Parenthood while you’re in getting tested.

04/09/2009. Tags: , , . Uncategorized.

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