The nurse practitioner will perform a basic gynecological exam with a pap smear and testing for HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). Birth control options can be discussed with the practitioner at the time of your visit. Be advised that the Pap smear will have to be rescheduled if you are menstruating. You can continue your visit if you have concerns or questions, but the exam will have to be postponed. You should also avoid intercourse and douching 24 hours prior to the Pap smear.
Depending on the nature of your visit to the Health Services Center, questions will be asked about:
Our service provides examinations and counseling for all methods of birth control.
For more information on methods of contraception, visit PlannedParenthood.org.
Emergency Contraception (EC) is a method of preventing pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse. This method is sometimes referred to as the morning after pill, but this is misleading as it can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex. EC does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases. EC can be used when a condom breaks, after a sexual assault or any time unprotected sexual intercourse occurs. Do not use EC as your only source of birth control if you are sexually active because it is not as effective as any ongoing contraceptive method.
For more information about EC:
Links for women’s health and information about STD’s and HIV:
Information on pregnancy options:
Information on human sexuality: