Mendo Lake Women's Clinic provides evidence-based pregnancy options education and medical services at no charge to our patients, but we do not refer or perform abortions.
STD Testing & Treatment
Free STD Testing & Treatment
At the initial pregnancy appointment, Mendo Lake Women’s Clinic offers medical testing, diagnosis and treatment of chlamydia and gonorrhea.
There are many kinds of sexually transmitted diseases and infections. You owe it to yourself to be safe. Don’t ignore the important step of being tested.
You can get an STD the first time you have vaginal, anal or oral sex.
Many STDs have no cure while others can be treated through medication.
Most people infected with an STD don’t know it.
You can get an STD from someone who does not know he/she is infected.
You can’t tell who has an STD by looking at them.
Many STDs can be transmitted to a baby during pregnancy or birth.
If you are pregnant and considering an abortion, get tested first.
We test for gonorrhea and chlamydia using a urine sample. Do not urinate or engage in sexual intercourse for one hour before testing. We also provide treatment for you and your partner.
We are here to help. The caring staff at Mendo Lake Women’s Clinic provides confidential consultations and are sensitive to your needs and concerns.
Mendo Lake Women’s Clinic does not charge for services, including medical visits and consultations.
Does having a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) affect my pregnancy options?
When considering your pregnancy options, it is important to know if you have an STD. Because abortion and birth are invasive, the STD can spread into your reproductive organs and cause permanent damage. In order to protect your reproductive health for the future, Mendo Lake Women’s Clinic tests for and treats the two most common STDs: Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. Women who have an untreated STD are up to 25% more likely to develop Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) following an abortion procedure. So, it is important to be tested for STDs prior to making any decisions about the outcome of your pregnancy.
Citation: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/std/hiv/STDFact-STD&HIV.htm
What are the symptoms of Chlamydia in women?
Abnormal vaginal discharge or burning sensation with urination
Lower abdominal pain
Low back pain
Vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods
How Is Chlamydia Treated?
Treatment for Chlamydia should be done before having an abortion
Mendo Lake Women’s Clinic tests for and treats Chlamydia
Several antibiotics can successfully cure Chlamydia in adolescents and adults
Get yearly check-ups with your doctor
Refrain from intercourse and other sexual activity during treatment for Chlamydia.
Notify all sex partners that you have an STD so they can be tested and treated