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Planned Parenthood hosting clinics, encourages teens to ‘get tested’

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NEW HAVEN – Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is encouraging young people to “get yourself tested.” It’s part of a national campaign to reach youth, increase STD awareness and testing.

The seventh annual GYT: Get Yourself Tested campaign kicks off in April, STD Awareness Month, with online and on-the-ground activities across the country. In recognition of this national campaign, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) encourages young people to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases.

“Getting tested and using condoms is a basic part of staying healthy,” said Pierrette Silverman, vice president of Education & Training with Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. “We are proud to offer affordable STD testing and treatment, and comprehensive sexual health education and information, to help young people remain healthy and safe.”

Silverman stopped by Fox CT Tuesday afternoon to talk more about the campaign.

In recognition of GYT month, PPSNE is holding special teens-only clinics in cities across Connecticut and Rhode Island. Services, including STD testing, are free.

  • April 16, 4 – 6 p.m. 345 Whitney Avenue, New Haven
  • April 22, 4 – 6 p.m. 111 Point Street, Providence, RI
  • April 23, 4 – 6 p.m. 1229 Albany Avenue, Hartford
  • April 23, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. 45 Franklin Street, New London
  • April 28, 3 – 6 p.m. 211 State Street, Bridgeport