Sexual Health Education

It's your future. Take charge. Be informed.

STDS, STIS and your health

Every year in the U.S. there are an estimated 20 million new STD infections, and nearly half of all new STD cases occur in people ages 15 to 24. Anyone who is sexually active is at risk for contracting an STD, no matter what form of birth control you use. 
 

An estimated half of all sexually active unmarried people will get an STD before the age of 25. Many people who are infected don't know they are. Even if you haven't experienced any symptoms, you may still need to get tested. 

CONTRACEPTIVES + SEXUAL RISK AVOIDANCE

Condoms reduce the risk of contracting some STDs, but they do not provide full protection. Many people are misinformed and think that condoms or other barrier methods eliminate the risk completely. Learn more about how you can protect yourself from risks to your health and your future.

when should I get tested?

You need to get tested if:

  • you've recently had unprotected sex

  • you've had a change in partners

  • you have experienced itching or burning in your pelvic area

  • you are pregnant

  • you have scheduled an abortion

You may need to get tested even if you have no symptoms or consistently use a condom. Sex always carries the risks of STIs and STDs, even oral and anal sex.

holistic care

We believe sexual health is more than just the results of STD testing and a stringent birth control regimen.

Our caring professional counselors understand the private nature and complexities of sexual health issues. That's why we offer free counseling, sexual health education, and interactive educational opportunities that will help you achieve your overall health goals.

We are here for you with compassionate care and a safe, confidential place to talk about relationships and sexual health. 

 

We do not provide STD testing, but we can talk about your results and give accurate medical information on STDs/STIs and talk about how to avoid risks to your sexual health. 

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Hood River Location

1942 12th St.

Hood River, OR 97031

541-386-1050

10 am - 5pm Tues, Wed & Thurs

the Dalles Location

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3206 W 6th St. Ste. 200

The Dalles, OR 97058

541-296-0650

10 am - 5pm Tues, Wed & Thurs

Hope Medical Clinic is committed to providing you with everything you need to make an informed pregnancy decision,  We believe women and men have a right to get accurate information from a resource that will not profit from the choices and pregnancy decisions they make. All our services are free and confidential.  We do not provide or refer for abortions or emergency contraception.  We do not profit from any of your sexual health or pregnancy decisions.