If you’re sexually active and want to have a family one day, it’s vital to participate in reproductive health. Routine checkups and preventive screenings can alert you to potential health problems, ensuring you and your partners stay healthy. At TruCare Clinic and Urgent Care, the primary care providers offer reproductive health to teenagers and adults. To make an appointment, call the office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, or book online today.
Family Planning Q & A
What is reproductive health?
Reproductive health is a subspecialty of internal medicine that diagnoses and treats sexual health problems. If you’re sexually active and want to reduce the risk of a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or an unwanted pregnancy, it’s vital to enroll in reproductive health. After a review of your medical records, a physical exam, and a discussion of your sexual health, your TruCare Clinic and Urgent Care provider can make recommendations that align with your lifestyle and needs.
What services does reproductive health provide?
TruCare Clinic and Urgent Care offer various reproductive health services, including: Testing for STIs If you have sex with more than one person, you’re more likely to catch an STI. Fortunately, routine screens can catch infections early on and prevent them from spreading. Consider STD testing if you’ve started a new relationship, have been cheated on, or are experiencing symptoms that indicate a problem, like burning urination. Birth control If you’re sexually active, but don’t want to have children, your TruCare Clinic and Urgent Care provider might recommend birth control. There are several types of birth control, including oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and implantable devices, like Nexplanon®. Pap tests A Pap test is a preventive screening measure that checks for cervical cancer. During a Pap test, your provider collects a sample of cells from your cervix with a cotton swab. If your test shows cancerous or precancerous cells, your provider can make treatment recommendations. Prostate exams All men over the age of 18 should have a prostate exam every other year. During a prostate exam, your provider inserts a gloved finger into your anus. Then, they carefully feel your prostate for the presence of abnormal growths.
What should I bring to a reproductive health appointment?
To get the most out of your reproductive health appointment, TruCare Clinic and Urgent Care recommend bringing the following information:
Health insurance card
List of symptoms you’re experiencing
Questions or concerns that you have
Results from any recent lab tests
If you’ve had sex with someone who has an STI, let your provider know about that as well. To request a reproductive health appointment at TruCare Clinic and Urgent Care, call the office or book online today.
TruCare Clinic and Urgent Care makes it easy to take care of all of your health needs so don’t delay in calling the Trucare office (612-345-7175) or clicking the online scheduling link to set up your appointment now