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January's luncheon presentation was a continuation of our discussions regarding women's health issues started last fall. Astrid Fuentes, Community Outreach Specialist for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas gave an informative presentation on the state of reproductive health care in Texas.
Fuentes explained the variety of services available from Planned Parenthood, including STI testing and treatment and birth control which are the two most popular services they provide. The STI testing is particularly important locally since Tarrant County ranks second in the country for syphilis outbreaks.
Fuentes also cited the statistic that Texas is ranked highest in the country for the number of residents who are uninsured, which represents the great need for their services. In fact, she said, 1 in 5 women will come to Planned Parenthood to take advantage of their services at some point in their life. Texas also continues to rank high in teen birth rates and repeat births as well as maternal mortality rates.
Fuentes closed by listing many opportunities for interested individuals to get involved including the Women's March in Fort Worth on Sunday, January 19.
Angali Desai introduced Astrid Fuentes prior to making her presentation.
See the presentation here