What’s the big deal about Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Sexually Transmitted Infections? How do they impact me?
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), STD’s are a significant health challenge facing the United States and are a potential threat to your immediate sexual health and well-being. The CDC estimates nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year with half affecting young people ages 15-24. If you are sexually active outside of a long-term monogamous relationship then you may be at risk. Your risk increases with the number of partners you are exposed to. Check your risk here.
If you are sexually active, talk to your healthcare provider about which tests you may need.
Sexual Health Resources
The first best thing you can do for your health is to get the answers to the following…
What if I’m not really pregnant? What if I’m having a miscarriage? What is an ectopic pregnancy?
Being fully informed before any medical or surgical procedure is critical for your health and well-being. We know it’s a big decision and we want to support you.
Our medical professionals or trained client advocates can help you understand:
Before you rule out adoption, get all of the facts. Open, semi-open, and closed adoption, help with expenses… there’s a lot to learn.
Making an adoption plan can open up a world of possibilities you may not have considered. It can be an emotional but a rewarding decision.
We are here to help you begin to explore this possibility and connect you with a qualified agency if you’d like to learn more.
We are committed to providing you with up-to-date and evidence based education, however, we do not offer nor refer for abortion services.
Choosing abortion can be life-changing. Before you decide, find out what other women have to say about their choice.
What about the abortion pill or the morning after pill...are they the same thing?
No, these two medications are used for different purposes and are often misunderstood. The morning after pill is intended to prevent pregnancy whereas the abortion pill is used to induce a chemical abortion.
Plan B One Step™/ Ella®
Also known as emergency contraception (EC), both Plan B One Step™ and Ella® are used to prevent pregnancy when unprotected sex has occurred. EC may prevent the new life from implanting in the uterus, ending a very early pregnancy rather than preventing a pregnancy altogether.
The Abortion Pill (Mifeprex™, Mifepristone, RU-486)
Medication that is taken in order to terminate a pregnancy.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says you should not take Mifepristone if it has been more than 10 weeks since your last menstrual period began. The “abortion pill” is the most common form of medical abortion.
Abortion Pill Reversal
If you have taken the 1st medication for a medical abortion but regret that decision, it may not be too late. Click for more info.