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Myths About STDs

There are many misconceptions and myths surrounding sexually transmitted diseases. At Options for Women, we don’t only help women facing unplanned pregnancies, we also want to help women make healthy, informed decisions about their health. And that means dispelling myths I can’t get an STD if I only have sex with one person. Many may…

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Sexually transmitted disease infection rates continue to rise in Polk County. The most recent reports released by the Centers for Disease Control show that all age groups continue to be at risk for contracting a sexually transmitted disease. At Options for Women, we realize the importance of STD testing, and we are proud to offer…

New Clinic Coming to Bartow!

Options for Women PHC is thrilled to announce the opening of a new satellite clinic serving the Bartow area, starting at the end of January. The clinic, which will be located in the Church Service Center located at 495 E. Summerlin St., will have its grand opening on January 27th, and will begin serving patients…

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and You

The Center for Disease Control’s recent findings on sexually transmitted disease infection rates showed that sexually active people of all ages continue to be at risk for infection. However, people ages 15-24 are especially susceptible as this age group acquires nearly half of all new STDs. Women are particularly vulnerable to infection, and nearly one in…

STD Infection Rates Continue To Rise

The Center for Disease Control recently released their national overview on sexually transmitted diseases for 2016. The findings show that STD testing is more important than ever as rates of infection continue to increase. Chlamydia In 2016, the rate of Chlamydia infections increased 4.7%, with a total of 1,589,354 cases reported in the U.S. Rates…

Why Are Ultrasounds Important?

State of Florida law requires any woman considering an abortion to have an ultrasound examination prior to the procedure. The woman then has the choice whether to view the live ultrasound and have the ultrasound explained to her. While opponents of abortion may claim that this is an unnecessary step in the process, it actually…