Conversations at your family planning health center


Family planning encompasses a wide variety of factors related to sexual and reproductive health. Seeking family planning services is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself and your partner—and it applies to us all, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, or relationship status. But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to talk about.

Not sure how to talk with your healthcare provider? Here are some suggestions.

Be open.

When it comes to family planning, there are no stupid questions. Don’t be afraid to share your concerns, worries, and questions with your provider. At Philadelphia’s no and low-cost family planning health centers, providers can answer a wide range of questions, no matter who you are and what type of care you’re seeking.

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Be direct.

Family planning health professionals are there to serve you and knowing exactly what you need helps them serve you better. If you have a need, it’s OK to be direct.

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Be honest.

A family planning healthcare provider may ask several questions in order to best serve you. If you are asked about your lifestyle, your sexual history, or even the last time you were tested, you will get the best care if you are honest. At Philadelphia’s no or low-cost family planning health centers, all conversations are confidential and there is no judgement.

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Be yourself.

Providers at Philadelphia’s no or low-cost family planning health centers are equipped to serve you, no matter who you are, who you’re having sex with, or how you identify. Different people require different services and being your true self with your family planning healthcare provider allows them to treat you and ensure your safety.

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In Philadelphia, there are more than 25 no or low-cost family planning health centers throughout the city. All of them are equipped to serve you, no matter who you are or what you need.

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