Reproductive Health For All!
¡Salud Reproductiva Para Todos!
Family Health operates clinics in six counties
Family Health Services provided
All Services are Confidential
Family Health services are confidential and provided to all people regardless of income, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status.
Reproductive Health Education
Mahube-Otwa Family Health is an “Essential Community Provider” that provides community education to area schools, community groups, and organizations.
Our Community Education and Outreach is tailored to be developmentally appropriate and meet the needs of each audience.
Commonly requested education:
How do I Contact Family Health
¿CÓMO CONTACTO FAMILY HEALTH?
Call Toll Free 1-877-275-6123
Llame al 1-877-275-6123
(218) 739-3011128 W. Cavour Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
(218) 844-5832119 Graystone Plaza, Suite 110
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
(218) 346-3612200 1st Ave. S.
Perham, MN 56753
(218) 632-3600311 Jefferson St. S.
Wadena, MN 56482
What is an STI?
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) are groups of contagious diseases transmitted through intimate sexual contact. Each disease has a different cause, symptoms and treatment. The most common bacterial STI’s are Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. The most common viral STI’s are Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Herpes Simplex Virus II.
STI symptoms include burning, discharge, open sores, itching in the genital area; however, many people have STI’s with no symptoms. Anyone who has reason to believe that he or she has been exposed to an STI should be examined by a clinician.
To learn more, go to MN Family Planning + STI Hotline (1-800-78FACTS)
This is a great question, and one that is kind of hard to answer. The short answer is no, if you have a sterilization procedure there is no guarantee that you will no longer have ovarian cysts. Our provider recommends talking to your doctor about options you have toward treating your cysts, or any problems Read more about Will my cysts stop if my tubes are cut?[…]
This is a great question! Any birth control that contains a hormone will help with heavy bleeding and cramping. Most commonly, people use the pill for symptoms like this. That’s one of the reasons why the pill is so popular! However the IUD (intra-uterine device) Mirena is a more reliable method that will help with Read more about Which birth control is best to stop cramps and stop heavy bleeding[…]
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?
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?[…]
Sex Trafficking is a form of Sexual Violence Headlines in the recent past have pointed to sex trafficking in rural Minnesota. This is happening in our communities and small towns. This is the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world. According to the International Labour Organization, there are 47.7 million slaves in Read more about Sex Trafficking[…]
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[…]
Folic Acid What is folic acid? Folic acid is a B vitamin. Our bodies use it to make new cells. Think about the skin, hair and nails. These and other parts of the body make new cells every day. Everyone needs folic acid. Why do you need folic acid? Folic acid can help prevent Read more about Folic Acid[…]
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)[…]
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?[…]
Back to school vaccination time is here. Remember to ask about the HPV vaccine !