Student Health Services Features New Women’s Health Clinic

Posted: December 14, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Megan McDonnell

Student Health Services is now offering a new service to female George Mason students—a Women’s Health Clinic. The clinic provides services and classes in Student Union Building I, Room 214, on the Fairfax Campus.

The Women’s Health Clinic offers routine annual women’s health examinations, which include a breast and pelvic exam and a Pap test. Other services include contraception counseling with abstinence support education, pregnancy testing and counseling, emergency contraception, screening and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, lab services, evaluation and treatment of menstrual irregularities, and other problems and concerns related to women’s health. There is a fee for these services.

The Women’s Health Clinic is by available by appointment only with hours on Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Women who have never had an annual gynecological exam, never used birth control, or are contemplating changing their method of birth control, must attend a free informal group health education class before using the clinic’s services. The free class covers what to expect during the pelvic exam and Pap test, a discussion of the various methods of birth control, and screening for and protection from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The classes are held Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 703-993-2831.

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