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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 49 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, a separate organization—operates in 10 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. “About Planned Parenthood Global.” Accessed January 16, 2020. Link.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America. “Who We Are.” Accessed January 16, 2020. Link.

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