Cecile Richards is a nationally respected leader in the field of women’s health and reproductive rights. As president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Cecile leads a movement that has worked for nearly 100 years to build a healthier and safer world for women and teens. Every year, approximately 650 Planned Parenthood affiliate health centers nationwide provide health care services to 2.5 million patients, and sex education and outreach to 1.5 million people. Planned Parenthood’s website — plannedparenthood.org — receives 60 million visits a year from individuals seeking health care services and education in both English and Spanish.
Since joining Planned Parenthood in 2006, Cecile has expanded its advocacy for access to health care and ensured that Planned Parenthood played a pivotal role in shaping health care coverage and services for women under the Affordable Care Act. In 2011, she led an unprecedented nationwide campaign to preserve access to Planned Parenthood preventive care through federal programs. Under her leadership, the number of Planned Parenthood supporters has more than doubled, reaching 9 million. She is a frequent speaker and commentator on issues related to women’s rights, reproductive health, and sex education. Cecile is also a runner, baker, and traveler.
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