Pop star Katy Perry has extended her support to "Planned Parenthood" as the singer thinks it has helped her a lot when she was a teenager.
The 32-year-old "Teenage Dream" hit-maker made a public donation of USD 10,000 to the reproductive health nonprofit, reported a print magazine.
Perry also took to Instagram informing her fans that the donation was in honor of her teenage self, whose "sheltered upbringing" led her to visit her local Planned Parenthood to learn more about her sexual health.
"Planned Parenthood educated me on my body and my reproductive health, so that I could focus on my dreams and using my voice until I knew the timing was right for me to make a plan to have a family.
"Since then, I have been able to focus wholeheartedly on bringing messages of strength and becoming a voice for others.
Without this education, I may have had a different life path," she wrote.
Perry also opened up about her family's difficulty obtaining affordable healthcare, which led them to seek dental care in Mexico when she was growing up, and commended Planned Parenthood for supporting low-income families.
"I am grateful for and stand in support of Planned Parenthood for giving Katheryn Hudson the knowledge to plan, and for continuing to be a haven for women to learn all options for their future.
"Now, more than ever, we all need to protect and create safe places for each other. I hope I can help inspire you to make a gift as well, and become a member and an ally," she said.