Faces of Milwaukee 2020 | Nonjudgmental Reproductive Health Care

In this special section, Milwaukee Magazine introduces you to the people who endeavor for the success of their businesses and non-profits, as well as for the city they call home.

Photo by Boutique Photographer, Linda Smallpage

Planned Parenthood. Here for you. 

For more information or to make an appointment online go to ppwi.org.


For 85 years, people have trusted Planned Parenthood to provide high-quality reproductive health care. With 24 Wisconsin health centers and 60,000 patients each year, PPWI is the largest nonprofit provider of affordable and confidential reproductive health care in Wisconsin. One in five women trust Planned Parenthood at some point in their lives for health care services like breast and cervical cancer screenings, personalized birth control, annual health exams, STD testing and treatment, honest sex education and abortion (in three health centers). They also provide health care referrals for prenatal care, adoption and cancer treatment. Planned Parenthood believes that part of having a healthy community is making sure everybody has access to the health care they need – no matter what. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the economy struggles and more people lose access to jobs and health insurance, Planned Parenthood will be here for those in need of safe, affordable care. As they continue to stand up to the politically motivated attacks on women’s access to essential services, pervasive racism in our communities and institutions and attempts to further marginalize the LGBTQ+ community, they will rise up to be a welcoming home to community members in need of nonjudgmental care.


Tanya Atkinson

President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin standing in front of a mural of the Goddess of Fierce Protection at Planned Parenthood’s Water Street Health Center in Milwaukee. The Goddess of Fierce Protection represents invincibility and strength, and mirrors PPWI’s resilience and commitment to provide health care and education to people in need – no matter what. The Goddess of Fierce Protection was the creation of Katie Mullen and Jordan Pintar at Milwaukee-based BlackPaint Studios.


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This story is part of Milwaukee Magazine‘s September issue.

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