Sexual Health 2017-01-12T23:27:46+00:00

Sexual Health

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If you’re a sexually active woman, you need to take control of your sexual health. At Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare in Harrisonburg, VA, our team of practitioners can help. We offer a variety of sexual health services including:

  • Pregnancy tests
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing
  • HPV vaccines
  • Pap smears
  • Emergency contraception
  • Contraception and family planning services

Above all, the practitioners at SWHC are compassionate, non-judgemental, and will always provide you with the information you need to make the best decisions regarding your sexual health.

We’ve been helping women in the Shenandoah Valley for over 15 years.

What to Expect

If you have questions about your sexual health, we encourage you to make an appointment with one of the practitioners at Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare. You can call us at (540) 438-1314 or contact us online.

When you visit us for your appointment, we’ll start by talking with you to learn about any sexual health questions you might have or to find out about any sexual health issues you might be experiencing.

Of course, every woman is different, but in general we recommend testing for:

Test How Often?
Chlamydia & Gonorrhea Every year
HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis At least once in your life, more frequently if you’re at higher risk
Pap Smear Every 3 years for women between the ages of 21 & 65 (every 5 years from age 30-65 if high-risk HPV screening is negative)

Do you want to learn more about our sexual health services?

Call Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare today to schedule your exam.

(540) 438-1314

OR

Request an Appointment Online

Frequently Asked Questions

I have no symptoms. Should I still get tested for STDs and STIs?
Absolutely! Many STDs and STIs do not show symptoms for months or years. Regular STD testing, even if you’re showing no symptoms, is recommend to make sure you and your partners are healthy and safe.

What are common symptoms of STDs and STIs?
Symptoms of STDs and STIs vary widely, even from person to person. You may experience pain during intercourse or urination, discharge from the urethra or vagina, blood in your urine, and rashes or swelling. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to get tested for STDs and STIs soon so you can begin treatment if necessary.

How accurate are STD tests?
Modern STD an STI tests are incredibly accurate, but nothing is 100%. Some STIs may not show up in test results for weeks or months. At Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare we use the most reliable and trusted tests available and will help you understand the results and will recommend further testing if needed to confirm a diagnosis.

What if I test positive for an STD or STI?
Depending on your test results, we can help you decide on a treatment plan and will answer all of your questions. It’s normal to feel upset, angry, or even ashamed. We will help you understand what you’re feeling and help you make the best choice for your own health and the health of your sexual partners.

What’s the difference between different forms of contraception?
When you meet with one of our practitioners, we can tell you more about the advantages, drawbacks, and proper use of different forms of contraception including hormonal birth control pills, IUDs, and condoms. Choosing the best form of contraception is a personal decision and we can make sure you have all the information you need to make a decision that’s best for you.

How long will it take to get results for STD and STI testing?
Your STD and STI test results will be available in about 7-10 days. We generally recommend a follow-up appointment to discuss the test results with your physician.

See What our Patients are Saying

Very caring doctors are hard to find these days. Luckily every doctor and midwife at Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare is wonderful!
Tessa Callan
Amazing place to go! All of the doctors have listened to me and taken my concerns seriously! I would never want to go anywhere else again.
Michelle Windsor

Get in Touch

Want to learn more about our fertility care services?
Call (540) 438-1314 to schedule an appointment or request more information about how we can help you.

OR

Request an Appointment Online