Unity Awards

Kira-Lynn Ferderber Educates the Community About Domestic and Sexual Violence

Ferderber believes educating kids is a key part of preventing violence. “It’s so important, as adults, that we make spaces that support young people," she says.

01/01/2024 By Megan McDonald

Hot Topics

What Florida's Six-Week Abortion Ban Means for Women

Physicians say the new law, if enacted, will prevent pregnant women from receiving needed care.

07/05/2023 By Elizabeth Djinis


What the End of Roe v. Wade Means for Florida

A ban on abortions after 15 weeks is set to go into effect in Florida at the beginning of July.

06/24/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis


Photos: Planned Parenthood's 'Save Roe' Protest in Downtown Sarasota

The rally—a response to leaked documents indicating the Supreme Court plans to overturn Roe v. Wade—was held at the Sarasota County Administrative Building.

05/04/2022 By Megan McDonald

No Choice

What Florida's New Abortion Restrictions Mean for Patients and Providers

"There is a real threat to people having access to care."

04/29/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis


Planned Parenthood Receives Historic $275 Million Donation from MacKenzie Scott

The funding is for Planned Parenthood's national office and 21 affiliates, including Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida.

03/23/2022 By Staff

The Tipping Point

Will Florida Join Other States in Restricting Access to Abortion?

With a GOP-dominated legislature in an election year in Florida, abortion access is poised to change. To what extent is the big question.

01/01/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis


Sarasota Teens Launch Sex Education Podcast

Brianna Nelson and Kenna Bartlett participated in Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida’s Peer Education program.

08/17/2021 By Staff


Planned Parenthood Awarded $50,000 Grant

The funds come from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support sexual and reproductive health care for priority populations.

06/29/2021 By Staff


Author Rebecca Traister to Speak at Planned Parenthood Annual Gala

Traister is an award-winning journalist and author of the book Good and Mad

02/28/2020 By Staff

Unity Awards

KT Curran’s Plays and Films Star Young Adults and Their Deeply Emotional Stories

“I like to do good work as much as I like to help young people."

01/30/2020 By Kay Kipling

Fast Track

Local Planned Parenthood Affiliate Names New Board Chair

Lindsley is the senior associate director for the University of Central Florida’s Nicholson School of Communication and Media.

09/11/2019 Photography by Staff

New Hires

Heather Dunhill Named Director of Marketing and Communications for Planned Parenthood of Central and Southwest Florida

Sarasota Magazine's longtime fashion and beauty editor will start her tenure on Monday, Oct. 22.

10/16/2018 By Megan McDonald

Female Factor

Stephanie Fraim Kight Takes the Reins at Planned Parenthood of Central and Southwest Florida

Fraim Kight is not new to the organization—or the fight for social justice.

06/27/2018 By Susan Burns

Health care

Former Texas State Senator to Speak at Planned Parenthood Dinner

Wendy Davis will serve as the special guest at a Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida event.

02/21/2018 By Staff

Health care

Planned Parenthood Picks New CEO

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida recently hired Stephanie Kight, who follows outgoing CEO Barbara Zdravecky.

01/09/2018 By staff

Health care

Planned Parenthood CEO Retiring

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida chief executive officer Barbara Zdravecky announced last week that she will retire in January 2018.

07/19/2017 By staff


What Do Working Women Really Want?

Eight high-powered women put down their smartphones and pair up for candid conversations.

10/20/2016 By Susan Burns and Sylvia Whitman Photography by Matt Holler


Planned Parenthood Annual Dinner

Planned Parenthood celebrated its 50th anniversary in Southwest and Central Florida with a gala at the Powel Crosley Estate.

03/07/2016 Photography by Rebecca Baxter


Behind the Scenes at Planned Parenthood's Safe Sex Halloween Bash

Loren Mayo gets the gossip on this year's Safe Sex Halloween Bash.

01/01/2016 By Loren Mayo