A nonprofit organization based in the United States that focuses on sexual health. Planned Parenthood administers medical care, reproductive counseling, and family planning services throughout the country through more than 820 clinics.

Also known as PPFA (for Planned Parenthood Federation of America), Planned Parenthood is sometimes considered controversial for its pro-choice stance on abortion rights. Some of the organization’s clinics perform abortions, although this varies from location to location. PPFA also provides affordable access to various forms of birth control and free or low-cost sexual health examinations.