You can start your pills at any time, however when you start can determine how soon you are protected against pregnancy. If you are taking a combination pill (progestin and estrogen) and you start your pills within 5 days after the start of your period, you are protected against pregnancy immediately. If you start the Read more about I have my birth control pills but I don’t know when to start should I do it on the first day of my next period or when?[…]
Getting tested for STD’s or STI’s (sexually transmitted infections) is usually an easy and relatively pain free process! Most people get tested for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea and sometimes Syphilis and HIV. For a Chlamydia and Gonorrhea test, all that is needed is a urine sample. When you come in for your appointment, the nurse will Read more about What happens in a std test?[…]
You can visit one of our Mahube-Otwa Family Health clinics for an in-person visit where we accept a wide range of insurance plans and where we offer low- and no-cost options depending on your income and situation. Whether you need birth control, STD testing, or a consultation, you can get care, no matter what. Call Read more about Can I get birth control for free[…]
Interim Guidance for Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus CDC has updated interim guidelines updated in for the prevention of sexual transmission of the Zika virus. This guidance update includes information on how to reduce the risk for sexual transmission of Zika virus from both men and women to their sex partners
The Zika Virus – Some Things You Should Know You may have heard some things about the Zika Virus in the recent past. Mosquitoes carrying Zika are not likely to be found in Minnesota, but there have been cases in Minnesotans who traveled to Zika-impacted areas. Zika virus spreads to people primarily through the Read more about Zika Virus: I’ve seen so many different things on the news lately about the Zika virus and I’m wondering how does someone ‘catch’ this?[…]
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News Release February 2, 2016 Syphilis rates rise among women in Minnesota Health officials are concerned over a jump in syphilis cases among Minnesota women. Preliminary data for 2015 show syphilis cases in women were up 63 percent compared to 2014. The increase is occurring primarily among women of child-bearing age in all racial and Read more about Syphilis[…]
I’m seeing advertisements for the Gardasil vaccine. Do I need to get the shot? All kids who are 11 or 12 years old should get the three-dose series of HPV vaccine to protect against HPV. Teen boys and girls who did not start or finish the HPV vaccine series when they were younger should get Read more about Gardasil Vaccine[…]