Planned Parenthood Holds Grand Opening In West Hollywood Today
Planned Parenthood held a grand opening for their new location in West Hollywood today.
The grand opening for the new Planned Parenthood at 825 N. San Vicente Blvd. launched at 9:30 a.m., CBS Los Angeles reports. The clinic offers gynecological exams, cancer screenings, STD testing, STD treatment, counseling, education and abortion services. And beginning in 2016, they will have access to PrEP (an HIV-prevention treatment) and PEP (a treatment that must be taken within 72 hours after possible exposure).
While the clinic opened over the summer, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles decided to hold its grand opening on World AIDS Day. It is the first clinic to open in L.A. County in three years, making a total of 20 such clinics in the area.
Authorities beefed up security in the wake of the recent shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, though no threats have been made against the West Hollywood clinic. The gunman in the Colorado Springs incident was identified as 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear. The shooting resulted in the death of three people, including a University of Colorado police officer, and nine others were injured.
In October, an arsonist broke a window at the Planned Parenthood in Thousand Oaks and a set a fire in the lobby.