No-Cost Testing and Treatment
If you are unexpectedly pregnant, one of the steps you need to take prior to making a decision is to get tested for STI/STDs. If you have a positive pregnancy test at our center, our nurse can provide limited STD/STI testing and treatment, if necessary, before you make a final decision about your abortion procedure.
Why should I get tested?
If you are considering an abortion, getting tested and treated is best for your long-term reproductive health. No matter how many partners you have had, if you are facing an unexpected pregnancy, you are at risk for contracting an STI/STD, which can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. It should be your next step following pregnancy confirmation services at Aim Women’s Center.
What happens if I leave an STI/STD untreated?
The two most common STI/STDs in the United States – Gonorrhea and Chlamydia – can easily be treated with antibiotics. However, if left untested and untreated, they can cause pelvic inflammatory disease which can lead to infertility. You are also at risk for infecting others, which can damage relationships and cause health issues for other individuals down the line.
How could an STD affect me if I am pregnant?
No matter the options you are considering, having an STI/STD can severely impact the health and wellness of both you and your pregnancy. If you are considering abortion, an STI/STD can increase your chances of an infection following the procedure. If you choose to carry to term, an STI/STD can seriously harm your pregnancy and cause complications during childbirth.
Ensure you are healthy before making a choice about your unexpected pregnancy. Aim Women’s Center offers no-cost testing and treatment for the common STI/STDs, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. Schedule your appointment for no-cost and confidential testing today.