GYN and Women’s Health Issues
The Student Health Clinic provides the following services regarding women’s specific health care needs:
- Annual gynecological exams
- Breast exams
- Contraceptive management services
- Treatment of gynecological problems
- Sexually transmitted diseases
Sexually Transmitted Disease
If you are sexually active and have concerns about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), you may make an appointment at the clinic for consultation. We offer a variety of tests and encourage our students who are sexually active to do routine screening even if they are not having symptoms. This is especially true for women, as many STDs do not show symptoms and can cause infertility.
We offer professional, non-judgmental STD counseling. An appointment will be necessary to be tested for STDs.
We offer testing for the following STDs:
- Genital Warts
- Genital Herpes
- Hepatitis B
We offer a vaccine, Gardasil, for women between the ages of 9 and 26 years of age.
According to the Center for Disease Control, there are 20 million people currently infected with HPV. Fifty percent of sexually active people, both men and women, will get HPV at one time in their life.
Dosage: Gardasil is given as 3 injections over 6 months. The first dose is given at a date of your appointment. The second dose is given 2 months after the first dose and the third dose is given 6 months after the first dose.