Family Planning Services | Central MN

Wadena County Public Health | MAHUBE-OTWA

LARCs (Long-acting reversible contraceptives)

Studies have shown that within the United States approximately 42% of adolescents aged 15-19 years old have had sexual intercourse. Although the majority of these sexually active adolescents identify that they have used some method of contraception within their lifetime, the methods utilized are attributed with a high failure rate including condoms, oral contraceptives, and Read more about LARCs (Long-acting reversible contraceptives)[…]

HIV and AIDS: ARE YOU AT RISK?

Mahube-Otwa Family Health Client Information/Fact Sheet HIV and AIDS: ARE YOU AT RISK? WHAT IS HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)? HIV is a virus that kills your body’s “CD4 cells.” CD4 cells (also called T-helper cells) help your body fight off infection and disease. WHAT IS AIDS (the Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome)? AIDS is a disease you Read more about HIV and AIDS: ARE YOU AT RISK?[…]

Zika Virus

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

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?

  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?[…]

Syphilis

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[…]