Will my cysts stop if my tubes are cut?

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?[…]

Which birth control is best to stop cramps and stop heavy bleeding

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?[…]

What happens in a std test?

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?[…]

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

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[…]