VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood

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Mission/Purpose 

We strive to educate Rhodes students and the Memphis community about safer sex, contraceptives, and healthy relationships. We also provide information on how to access contraceptives and reproductive health services from local organizations such as Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region and CHOICES: Memphis Center for Reproductive Health. We work to deconstruct taboos around sexual health and move our campus and city towards reproductive justice.

Campaigns
We participate in several campaigns throughout the school year which relate to sexual health and reproductive rights. Here are just a few:
  • Great American Condom Campaign - We distribute 500 condoms around the Rhodes campus each semester in order to promote safer sex.
  • Get Yourself Tested Campaign - During the month of April, we advocate getting tested for STIs as a part of Get Yourself Tested month. We sponsor one free HIV testing day and publicize Planned Parenthood′s free STI testing day.
  • Back Up Your Birth Control Campaign - We educate the student population on how important it is to use more than one form of protection.
  • 1 in 3 Campaign - Based on the statistic that one in three women has had an abortion, we open discussion on the often taboo topics of choice and abortion rights.