Womens Health/Birth Control

 

Womens Health Frequently Asked Questions


The Brady Health Center provides the following women's health services.

  • Routine annual women’s exam. This includes
    • Breast exam
    • Pelvic exam and a Pap Smear (if over age 21)
    • STD/STI testing if indicated

  • Contraceptive Management
    • Birth Control Pill (some pills available at health center or prescription can be written for student to take to pharmacy)
    • Depo-Provera Injections (student needs to pick up at pharmacy and bring to health center for administration)
    • Condoms
    • Birth Control Patch (Prescription can be provided)
    • NUVA Ring (Prescription can be provided)

  • Emergency Contraceptive Pills

  • Pregnancy testing and referrals

  • Breast health assessment
    • A clinical breast exam is performed during the routine annual exam. You can also schedule an appointment if you have a problem or concern.

  • Evaluation and treatment for other common women’s health issues such as
    • menstrual concerns (cramps, irregular bleeding, PMS)
    • vaginal concerns (itching, odor, discharge, burning)
    • urinary tract infections

  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment
    • STI testing is offered at your annual exam, or you can schedule an appointment to be tested.
    • Testing for STIs can include: HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Herpes and Gonorrhea.
    • You and your provider together will determine how you will receive the results.

There are some services that the clinic cannot perform. We can refer you to OB-GYN providers in the area that are available to help with these services:

    • Certain types of birth control, IUD placement and Implanon/Nexplanon insertion
    • Colposcopies (a procedure performed to detect early precancerous lesions)
    • Ultrasounds and other imaging studies
    • Prenatal care

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Note: If you are a new student, you will not have access to this portal until at least 48 hours after your acceptance fee has been paid and processed.

Womens Health Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I expect at Women’s Health visit?
  • How do I choose a method of birth control?
  • How do I take the pill?
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