Canadian actress Carly Pope, who stars in the new modern romance movie, Textuality, in which she is seeing four men intimately, doesn’t live in Vancouver anymore where she volunteered for three years at OPTions For Sexual Health (formerly Planned Parenthood of British Columbia), so she has become involved with Planned Parenthood America.
There is a different need there, she notes, simply because health care isn’t publicly funded as it is in Canada.
“I’m on their board of advocates for Planned Parenthood America. I think Planned Parenthood offers a really good service to so many women who don’t have the option of healthcare,” Pope tells Samaritanmag. “With Planned Parenthood America, I haven’t got too involved, but I’ll speak more on the Canadian side of it because I was more involved.”
BC-based Options for Sexual Health is Canada's largest non-profit provider of sexual health services through clinics, advocacy, education programs, and the 1-800 SEX SENSE information and referral line. In February of this year, the organization celebrated 50 years in existence. It changed its name from Planned Parenthood in 2004.
“Options for Sexual Health supports the unrestricted right of all women to choose when and if to have children,” it states on its web site. “We support the right of young people to receive the sexual health education and services they seek, based on their informed consent.”