Family Planning Services | Central MN

Wadena County Public Health | MAHUBE-OTWA

How much would it cost to take Nexplanon out of my arm?!

Great question! At Family Health we provide affordable reproductive health services through our sliding fee scale. This means that cost of services at Family Health are dependent on your income and healthcare insurance eligibility. 80% of our clients receive some sort of income-based discount on services. Need more info? Please give us a call to discuss Read more about How much would it cost to take Nexplanon out of my arm?![…]

Someone told me to remove my own IUD. Is that really a thing?

This is a great question. The short answer is no. It is always safer to have your IUD removed by a professional. It is easier and faster when done by a doctor. If you can’t get in to your regular reproductive health provider and you feel that it is an emergency, try going into an Read more about Someone told me to remove my own IUD. Is that really a thing?[…]

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?[…]

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)[…]