Planned Parenthood merging Indiana, Kentucky affiliates

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Planned Parenthood will merge its operations in Indiana and Kentucky starting next month, the groups announced Monday.

The new nonprofit will be known as Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. The organization will serve patients at 28 centers across the two states. The merger goes into effect July 1.

The centers will offer services like pap tests, breast and testicular exams, birth control and pregnancy tests.

Mergers have become more common within Planned Parenthood, which once had more than 200 affiliates. Now, the nonprofit has 73 nationwide. Officials said the Indiana and Kentucky Planned Parenthood operations had been working on the merger for months. It has been approved by the boards of directors for both branches.

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky will have 190 employees.

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