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I’m inquiring about birth control, I’m 16. I’m in a long distance relationship and have been for over a year, we’re both very happy together. We visit each other every few months, and as you could guess we do have sex when the time comes and always use protection. We’re both paranoid because we’re so far away from each other. So for next time we will be spending a few weeks together and I wanted to inquire about having extra protection. The issue is my mom doesn’t feel great about me taking it...
Hi there, thank you for your question It’s great that you’re thinking about birth control as an added layer of protection for when you are together with your boyfriend. Even if you do decide to move ahead with some form of hormonal birth control, I encourage you to consider continuing to use condoms as an extra measure against sexually transmitted infections. You do not need permission... Read Full Answer
I recently got tested for HIV serology at a Lifelabs in Toronto using a requisition given to me by a doctor that did not include my name, health card info or anything identifying for that matter because we had specifically agreed that I prefer this test being anonymous. The Lifelabs I went to told me they would "forward the results to my doctor". I called the clinic today to check if my results had come back in; they told me that the results had indeed come back though they (the front desk) do...
Hi, and thank you for your question I cannot speak specifically about the procedures set in place by your doctor or the clinic that you went to in Toronto. However, I can say that accessing test results from a doctor often requires you to book an appointment to see the doctor and go over the results in person. Usually, when testing anonymously, there is a code or ID number assigned to the... Read Full Answer
Where can I get an abortion in Coquitlam
Hi there, thanks for your question Here are links for four reputable abortion providers in Vancouver/Lower Mainland: BC Women's Hospital CARE Program Everywoman's Health Centre Elizabeth Bagshaw Clinic Willow Clinic Let us know if this does not answer your question or if you have any more questions or concerns. Health Nurse
I'm 35 years old and have been trying to conceive for about 6 months. I don't have a GP and would like to have a pap and pelvic exam done to confirm that I'm healthy, it's been over 5 years since my last. Is it appropriate to go to the local options for sexual health clinic in Kitimat for this? Can they refer me to a doctor here if I need one? Or is there a better option for finding a local doctor for fertility concerns? Thank you for your help.
Hi, and thank you for your question Yes, the local Options for Sexual Health Clinic in Kitimat can absolutely see you for a PAP screen and pelvic exam. I’ve linked the contact information page for the Kitimat Clinic here. I don’t have any specific information about connecting with a family doctor or fertility specialist in your area, however the nurses and physicians at the Opt clinic should... Read Full Answer
How long does it take to get results? I was just tested today
It depends what types of test you did and where you have performed them. Generally, STI testing can take anywhere from a few days up to 2 weeks. At our clinics (BCCDC/Bute St. Clinic) we typically say 8 days after your screening. If you had done PAP testing, that will usually take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks. Usually when you test at a clinic they will provide you with a card that indicates... Read Full Answer