Free Pregnancy Test
Call today to schedule an appointment for a medical-grade pregnancy test. If your test is positive, our trained staff will walk with you through the decision-making process and even offer a free limited ultrasound* to give you all the facts you need to make an informed choice.
- Call 812-941-0872 to schedule a pregnancy test or inquire about services.
- Services are free and confidential.
- *some limitations apply
- Not local or need to talk to someone outside of business hours: visit www.pregnancydecisionline.org.
Pregnancy is not the only thing to be concerned about after having sex. STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) and STIs (sexually transmitted infections) are common. Some can be cured. Some cannot. Many have lifelong effects. CFW now offers STD/STI Screening and treatment for females and males. Testing is free, but some may require client to pay lab fee. Indiana Medicaid and private insurance accepted.
Call 812.941.0872 for a confidential consultation and appointment.
Testing Options: HIV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphillis, Trichomoniasis and Hepatitis C.
Chlamydia is the most frequently reported bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States. Any sexually active person can be infected with Chlamydia. The greater the number of sex partners, the greater the risk of infection. Because the cervix of teenage girls and young women is not fully matured, they are at particularly high risk for infection.
In women, symptoms of Gonorrhea are often mild, but most women who are infected have no symptoms. Even when a woman has symptoms, they can be mistaken for a bladder or vaginal infection. Untreated Gonorrhea can cause serious and permanent health problems.
There are still over 1 million people living with HIV in theUnited States. About one-fourth of those have not yet been diagnosed and are unaware of their infection.
Syphilis is an infection that can be active at times and not active at other times. When the infection is active, you may have symptoms such as sores, bumps, a rash,blisters, or chancres on or around your genital or anal area. If syphilis is not treated by a doctor, it can get worse over time and cause serious health problems.
Trichomoniasis is considered the most common curable STI in the US. It is caused by a parasite that affects both men and women. About 70% of infected people do not have signs or symptoms. When trichomoniasis (trich) does cause symptoms, they can range from mild irritation to severe inflammation.
Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver. It can be spread by sharing needles, sexual intercourse, & being stuck by an infected needle (piercings, tattoos) and through birth from mother to her child. Symptoms may include loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue stomach pain and jaundice (a condition that causes yellow eyes & skin and dark urine). If left untreated it can cause serious health problems.
Sex is a big deal. Know the facts. Make informed decisions. Respect yourself.
Sources: Medical Institute www.medinstitute.org
What about the Morning After Pill (Plan B)
Before taking the Morning After Pill, you should understand what it is, what it could mean to your health and how it works. Call for an appointment and one of our staff will be happy to discuss it with you, confirm if you’re pregnant and advise you on your options.
What is it?
The “morning after pill” is a large dose of oral contraceptive. Known as Plan B, the pill is actually 2 tablets, one taken within 72 hours of intercourse and the second 12 hours later. It is NOT the same as RU-486.
How does it work?
Plan B is believed to act as an emergency contraceptive principally by preventing ovulation or fertilization. In addition, it may inhibit implantation of a fertilized egg. It is not effective once the process of implantation has begun.
Things to consider
- Emergency contraception is not effective if a woman is already pregnant.<
- Plan B does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases.
- The most common side effects in the Plan B clinical trial were nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, and menstrual changes.
- The manufacturer warns that Plan B is not recommended for routine use as a contraceptive.
Source: Manufacturer’s Prescribing Information for Plan B (Levonorgestrel) tablets, 0.75 mg. Mfg. by Gedeon Richter, Ltd., Budapest, Hungary for Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Subsidiary of Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Pomona, NY 10970. Revised Feb 2004. BR-038 / 21000382503
What about RU-486/Abortion Pill?
Before taking RU-486, or Abortion Pill, you should understand what it is, what it could mean to your health and how it works. Call for an appointment and one of our staff will be happy to discuss it with you, confirm if you’re pregnant and advise you on your options.
What is it?
RU-486, also known as “the abortion pill,” is actually a combination of two drugs — mifepristone and misoprostol — that cause early abortion. It should not be used if it has been more than 7 weeks since your last period. It is NOT the same as the “morning after pill.”
How does it work?
The first pill, mifepristone, is taken orally and blocks the hormone progesterone needed to maintain the pregnancy. The second pill, misoprostol, is given two days later, causing the uterus to contract and expel the placenta and embryo.
Things to Consider
An RU-486 abortion requires 3 visits to a health care provider.
- Most medical abortions using mifepristone are completed within 2 weeks, but some can take up to 3 or even 4 weeks.
- Side effects include heavy bleeding, headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and cramping.
- If this method fails, a surgical abortion will be required.
Kaiser Family Foundation, “Issue Update: Mifepristone: An Early Abortion Option,” July 2001.
Mifeprex® Medication Guide, Danco Laboratories, LLC, revised 7/19/05
Not local or need to talk to someone outside of business hours: visit www.pregnancydecisionline.org.
CFW does not perform or refer for abortions, abortifacient drugs or contraception.