Tag: sexual health

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

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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 […]

Abortion Assistance: Do You Know the Answer to These 3 Questions?

Abortion Assistance: Do You Know the Answer to These 3 Questions?

You may find yourself in an unplanned pregnancy and considering abortion. There are 3 important pieces of information that you need to have before you can make a decision about that pregnancy and what kind of abortion you are eligible for.

 

Question #1: Are Your Really Pregnant?

The first bit of information that you need to know is if you’re really pregnant. 31% of pregnancies end on their own before 8 weeks. Here in our office, we will give you a clinical pregnancy test to determine if you are really pregnant.

Question #2: How Far Along Are You?

The second piece of information you need is to know how far along you are. The cost and the type of abortion procedure you would be eligible for are greatly affected by how far along your pregnancy is. The only sure way to know that is to do an ultrasound. Here in our office, we would do an ultrasound to determine the gestational age of your pregnancy.

Question #3: Do You Have an STD?

The third piece of information that’s very important is that you need to know if you have an STD. Having an abortion with an untreated STD can cause great risk to your future reproductive health, and we want to help protect that.

Being pregnant when you didn’t intend to is overwhelming and brings with it a lot of questions. The partiality of abortion clinics, personal doubts, and political arguments about abortion don’t have to cloud your judgement. You can have the confidence to make an educated, informed choice about this pregnancy. The choice is yours, but you don’t have to make it alone.

Please call 585.232.3894 or book an appointment online to set up your free, one-hour pre-abortion appointment with a caring, professional nurse.

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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  […]

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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 […]

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Will an Abortion Hurt My Chances of Having Children in the Future?

The short answer is yes, it could. Complications that can arise from induced abortion, such as infection and damage to the uterus, are the main cause of future risk to women. In the case of medical abortion, the risks for these complications are increased  in women who have a high risk of uterine rupture; an […]

The Truth About Oral Contraceptives

Providers often will not furnish a full range of facts when prescribing Combined Oral Contraceptives (COC), basing the information given on their own professional opinion rather than a well-balanced presentation of the data available.  Ultimately, it’s your responsibility to read the fine print. Types of Oral Contraceptives There are two main types of oral contraceptives: […]