Category: Sexual Health

Insights in reproductive health research and practice from CompassCare's medical team.

You Won't Be Treated Like a Number at CompassCare
You Won’t Be Treated Like a Number at CompassCare

Women who come to CompassCare are continually happy with the care they receive. That’s because the staff at CompassCare truly understands your situation. We treat every call with sensitivity, every appointment professionally, and each patient ethically and with dignity. You are never a number here. CompassCare is different from other healthcare providers because we: Provide […]

Women Looking for Abortion Info Visit CompassCare First
Women Looking for Abortion Info Visit CompassCare First

You’re in the right place! More than 1400 women (and 500 men) visit this website per month for more information regarding their unplanned pregnancy, STDs and to schedule free healthcare services. CompassCare is one of the leading websites for information about abortion in Rochester, NY. Whether you’re interested in knowing more about what types of […]

The Big 3 STDs at an All-Time High

On October 19, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control released their annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report.[1] According to the report, the three most prevalent STDs – chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis – have regained popularity among the 15- to 24-year-old U.S. population. In fact, the number of diagnosed cases reported in 2015 among these diseases […]

sex after abortion
Abortion and Sexual Dysfunction

Some women experience sexual dysfunction after an abortion.1 The following issues can often be associated with early pregnancy termination: Increased vaginal dryness Decreased sexual desire Loss of orgasm ability Dyspareunia (painful intercourse) Tell your doctor if you have had an abortion and are experiencing any of these symptoms. They may be able to help. 1  […]

Healthy Life Choices: STD Risks and Side Effects

A woman tends to choose birth control based on what she considers to be the most convenient and effective method for her. However, it’s important to weigh carefully the risks and side effects of each method. Contraceptives were used during the month of conception in 48% of unintended pregnancies.1 Male Condom: 82-98% effective at preventing […]

Do You Have a Fear of Childbirth?

Women today are inundated with the labor and delivery stories of family, friends, and even strangers from across the globe.  With the media leaving nothing to the imagination, it’s easy to understand why anxiety related to childbirth is very common in women.1  A survey conducted by UK’s Pregnancy and Birth found that 87% of pregnant […]

Abortion Complications: Teens at Higher Risk

Why teenagers? Approximately eighteen percent of all U.S. women obtaining abortions are teenagers. Ages 18 – 19: 11% Ages 15 – 17:  6% Younger than 15: less than 1%1 Teens are more prone to complications arising from induced abortion because they “are more likely than older women to delay having an abortion until after 15 […]