A Woman’s Choice provides FREE testing for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia by a urine sample for our pregnancy test patients who are at risk.
One in two sexually active persons will contract an STD/STI by age 25, so testing is vital to your sexual health. Since many STIs do not have symptoms, many are unaware they are infected. Many STIs can create complications that could affect the rest of your life.
How does having an STI affect my pregnancy options?
- If you are considering abortion, STI screening is extremely important because during the procedure, an STI can be spread throughout the reproductive system causing additional complications. For instance, if you test positive for Gonorrhea or Chlamydia and have an abortion before you are treated, your risk of getting Pelvic Inflammatory Disease increases. The only way that you can make an intelligent choice is to have all the answers up front.
How will I know the results of my STI test?
- One of the clinic staff members from A Woman’s Choice will call you within a week of your test to make an appointment for you to come in to receive and discuss your results.
Are my test results kept confidential?
- Your identifying information will be reported to state health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); this is a requirement for all health care providers who offer STI testing and treatment. However, beyond this required reporting, all testing information will be kept confidential.
Does A Woman’s Choice offer treatment for STIs?
- No, we do not offer treatment. Once your test results are reported to the Department of Health, you will be contacted by them for treatment follow up.