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How is Planned Parenthood organized?

Planned Parenthood is comprised of a national headquarters—the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)—and 54 affiliates across the United States. Each Planned Parenthood affiliate operates local facilities in a given state or region. In all, the affiliates operate over 600 individual facilities.

The Planned Parenthood Global program—not to be confused with the International Planned Parenthood Federation, which is a separate organization—operates in 10 “focus countries” in Africa and Latin America. Planned Parenthood operates its own facilities in these countries as well as partnering with existing medical institutions to advance contraception and abortion in the developing world.

Finally, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund Political Action Committee lobbies on behalf of Planned Parenthood’s agenda in the halls of government, seeking to keep abortion unrestricted by law, win funding for Planned Parenthood affiliates, and support pro-choice candidates.


Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “Planned Parenthood Global.” Accessed April 24, 2018. Link.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “Research at Planned Parenthood.” Accessed April 24, 2018. Link.

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