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.

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

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