A Veteran Finds Compassionate Care | Planned Parenthood Video

Peshka is an army veteran who survived a sexual assault during her time in the military. Like many veterans struggling with anxiety and depression, she had difficulty finding compassionate care when she left the service. When she went to Planned Parenthood, she felt like she was home. Watch more Planned Parenthood VIDEOS: videos.plannedparenthood.org Visit the Planned Parenthood WEBSITE: plannedparenthood.org Like Planned Parenthood on FACEBOOK: facebook.com/PlannedParenthood Follow Planned Parenthood on TWITTER: twitter.com/PPFA Follow Planned Parenthood on INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/plannedparenthood Follow Planned Parenthood on TUMBLR: plannedparenthood.tumblr.com Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With more than 600 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives. # # # TRANSCRIPT GFX: Peshka | Planned Parenthood patient, Parkersburg, WV Peshka: My name is Peshka Calloway. I’m from Parkersburg, West Virginia. Peshka: My dad, he was in the military, he was in the Marine Corps. And so, I decided to join the army. I started basic training, probably about 5 or 6 days after my 19th birthday. Peshka: While I was in the service, um...there was an instance where I went to a party with a friend. I went and used the restroom and there was a...um...I was sexually assaulted. Peshka: It’s hard to describe. The betrayal, like the devastation. But I like pushed it cause I’m like I’m a soldier, I have to be strong. Just move forward. Peshka: After I got out of the service and needed to find care, I figured my best choice of care would be Planned Parenthood. It seems like they just...knew. They’re like, we’re dealing with an army veteran who has PTSD and anxiety. We don’t know from where, doesn’t matter. This is her story. We need to give her the best care. Peshka: And every time I went in, I felt like I was home. Peshka: After one of my visits at Planned Parenthood, I went out to my car crying. I was bawling. Because I was like, they’re looking out for me. They’re looking out for other female veterans like me and other women like me. Peshka: I did join the military to fight for my country. Many other female veterans like me did join to fight for our country. Peshka: And Planned Parenthood, they fight for us.more

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