Cervical cancer has historically been one of the leading causes of cancer death for women in the U.S. Despite the fact that it is a largely preventable disease, cervical cancer continues to affect 13,000 people in the U.S every year, with African Americans having the highest rates of disease.

Planned Parenthood, among other services, works to decrease these numbers with regular screenings for women and the vaccine against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the leading cause of cervical cancer.

Planned Parenthood does this in three main ways: through Pap tests to detect abnormal cells, treatment for abnormal cells, and the vaccine to prevent HPV for both men and women. These methods, combined with prevention education for women, men and teenagers, can greatly reduce cervical cancer rates.

Planned Parenthood services are available to anyone, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. In addition to cervical cancer prevention, Planned Parenthood offers a full range of reproductive health services, including: contraception, breast health exams, sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing and abortions.

Planned Parenthood has four convenient locations serving South Los Angeles. To schedule an appointment, please call (888) 633-0433 or visit www.plannedparenthood.org.

Dorothy Hecht Health Center
8520 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90003

Planned Parenthood Basics
Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw Health Center
3637 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90016

S. Mark Taper Foundation Center for Medical Training
400 West 30th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007

Stoller-Filer Health Center
11722 S. Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90059