Planned Parenthood: Risk and Quality Management

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Planned Parenthood: Risk & Quality Management Since taking the reins in 2006, Cecile Richards has spearheaded Planned Parenthood through difficult times to ensure it has emerged better than before. "Planned Parenthood is the nation's largest provider of sexual and reproductive healthcare, providing birth control, pap smears, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and pregnancy tests to 5 million people each year. It has an annual budget of $800 million, 860 clinics, at least one representative in each state and enough members and staff that its reach into the grassroots is unmatched by any other entity fighting for reproductive freedom and women's equality" (Conniff, 2012). Approximately 100 years ago, Margaret Sanger started a small clinic in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, N.Y. Disadvantaged women with large families who could not sustain, would seek advice pregnancy avoidance and abortions that oftentimes were self-administered. Hence, the clinic educated women to use different forms of birth control. Shortly after opening, Sanger and two other women were arrested for violating a New York State law that prohibited contraception. This clinic birth Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest nonprofit supplier of reproductive health services to women and men. With more than 100 years old, the organization is at the center of controversial issues in American political arena. "It has come under attack by Republican presidential candidates seeking to revoke the
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