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Condoms are free for the asking at the Health Center.

The Health Center offers Pap smears and birth control pills. An appointment with the gyn nurse practitioner is required.  Please call the Health Center with your questions about your specific needs.

HIV (or AIDS) testing is available at the Health Center. The procedure requires two visits, one for a pre-counseling session with one of the nurses and to have your blood drawn. The second visit is with Dr. Blair who will give you your test results.

Facts about Emergency Contraception

  • Emergency Contraception is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy after sex if you didn't use a contraceptive during sex or you think your contraceptive didn't work.
  • Emergency contraceptive pills contain the same medication as regular birth control pills and help to prevent pregnancy.
  • Emergency contraceptive pills should be started within 72 (three days) after unprotected sex.  Emergency contraceptive pills are more effective the sooner they are taken.
  • Emergency contraceptive pills will not cause an abortion. Emergency contraceptive pills are NOT the same as RU-486. The pills are not effective after implantation and cannot interrupt an established pregnancy and will not effect a woman's ability to become pregnant in the future.
  • Many women find it convenient to have emergency contraceptive pills on hand in case of an emergency.

All medical information is strictly confidential and can only be shared with your signed consent for release of information.


To schedule a free STD/HIV presentation for your club, group or class, see: www.chapman.edu/studentLife/PEER/presentations.asp

 

For additional information regarding STDs/HIV see: www.chapman.edu/studentLife/PEER/std.asp

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