Free STD Testing

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…

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…

Legal Rights and Abortion

If you are considering abortion, protect yourself by knowing your legal rights.   You have the right to ensure the doctor who may perform the abortion is a licensed physician, including whether there have ever been cases of malpractice. You have a right to know how the facility handles medical transfers should an issue arise.…

Post Abortion Healing

In America today, nearly one third of women have had an abortion. But many of these women do not discuss their experiences because they may have difficulties processing the thoughts and emotions that accompany the memory. They may also worry about how others will view them, especially in their families, churches and other close relationships.…