I might go on birth control and the only way I can get it is at a family planning clinic. I heard they have to do bloodwork but I am very very scared of hypodermic things, like needles they take out blood with. Is there anything else they can do? In addition to this, what else happens?
What I don't understand is why the doctors office and the family planning clinic would be different in the way they give out bc. I went to the doctors, and I never had to get blood taken.. Just an exam *down there*... They'll ask you questions about your lifestyle and if your family has any hisotry of breast cancer etc... Then they'll decide which type is best for you.. And probly give you 2 months free to try.. At least thats what they did for me.
I went to family planning to get on birth control. The doc there let me choose what I wanted and I choose depo-provera. They gave me a years supply of vitimans. Like cherry pie said they will give you a pap smear which takes all of like 2 minutes. Family planning basis you bill on your income. If you have no income then it would be free. But they may base it on the income of your parents or some one else if they live with you. They will give you lots of papers and stuff on depo and the pills feel free to ask what ever questions you want thats what they are there for. I dont know about the pill but to get on depo I had to take a pregnancy test. You probably be in the waiting room longer then actually being in with the nurse or doctor.
Hmm.. I don't know about that.. I mean im not gay/lesbian, so I can't say for sure.. But I would think that we (straight ppl) are just as likely to get aids as they are.. I know at one time when aids was just new ppl who got it were always accused of being 'crooked'.. Even though that wasn't always the case.. To me that sounds kinda prejudiced what your community is doing.. But hey! Don't get mad, like I said what I think and think I know may be totally wrong!!!
I am not saying this in any way to offend gay/lesbian people. I have some great gay friends.
I believe that gay people, especially gay men, have a higher tendancy to get aids because is because of anal sex. Since there's no worry about pregnancy, you don't have to use a condom, and most condoms are only made for vaginal use anyways. Diseases are spread very easily from the rectum like this. You'd be surprised how many gay men don't use condoms and how high the aids rate is here.
Diseases are spread easier through the rectum. But, when aids first came out ( and some people still feel this way) it was blamed on the gay community. Some people just continue to think that way, because they are small minded. But anyone is at risk for aids.
Family planning does not do a blood test unless they are testing you for aids (which you have to request, or agree to and sign a release) or if you have specific symptoms of something that would require bloodwork. I have gone to family planning for ten years and they have never taken my blood. You cannot legally test for aids without permission, so if you do not want or need that test, then they will not do it.
I'm wasn't saying that I see gay people the only ones with aids, but over here, I hear that a lot. So I thought maybe that's why it'd be required, since so many people have it here. If I would have to get a blood test, I wouldn't be able to go. When you went, did they make you watch a video on like safe sex or something?
I know you were not saying that. I was just saying what the sterotype is. But, bottom line an aids test cannot be required except for like life insurance or something. You only have to take it if you want it. I didn't have to watch a video on safe sex. How old are you?