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What is “The Clap?”

While sitting at a local diner, you overhear a conversation directly behind you.  “Did you know Ja— (too garbled to hear the name) has the clap? His poor girlfriend.  I knew he was bad news from the get go.  Oh how terrible.” You can’t quite hear the name but you definitely hear that word “Clap.”   … Continued


Considering Abortion? Some Things to Consider Before You Go to An Abortion Clinic

Abortion has been legal in the United States for nearly 45 years, since the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade in January 1973. There are generations of Americans who have never known a world without legalized abortion. The Guttmacher Institute, a research organization, cites there are approximately one million abortions performed annually in the United States. Not … Continued


Could you be one of “Those People,” who get STDs?

Breanna sat on the end of the exam table waiting for her second ultrasound.  She was nervous and excited to see her baby on the screen. The nurse said, “I need to go over your STD results with you first before the ultrasound.” Breanna forgot she signed up for free STD testing last week at … Continued


STDs on the Rise in America

On October 19, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released the organization’s annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report. According to the report, cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reached an all-time high in 2015 with nearly 1.9 million cases reported. This was the second year in a row in which increases were seen in these … Continued


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

Will having an abortion (or more than one) hurt a woman’s chances of having children in the future? The short answer is yes, it might. Complications that can arise from induced abortion, such as infection and damage to the uterus, are a main cause of future fertility risk to women. There are other factors and … Continued


Four Steps to Take Before Having an Abortion

You think you might be pregnant and you’re not sure what to do. At this point, even though emotions may be running high, it is important to take a deep breath and to get the information you need, especially if you are considering an abortion. There are certain steps your medical provider should take in … Continued


I Would Know if I had an STD, Right?

I Would Know if I had an STD, Right? The truth is, most people don’t really think bad stuff will happen to them.  STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) just happen to other people in statistics.  And you are pretty smart.  You would know if your boyfriend or girlfriend had an STD, right?  And wouldn’t you know … Continued


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