Sexual Health Clinic Services You May Not Know Exist

When you think of the sexual health clinic you may think of contraceptives or of STD screening. This is due in large part to the fact that these are the services that are the most talked about among clinic professionals, nurses, doctors, and even the media. This tends to lead people to believe there are no services that may pertain to them. The truth is, there are some sexual health clinic services you may not know exist that might actually pertain to your life. Here are three to consider.

Online Services 

It may surprise you to know that there are certain STD screening tests you can do online. Okay, this is not to say that these are totally online. What the online service means is that you don't have to go to the clinic at all. You can order the STD kit online, have it shipped discreetly to your home, complete the kit according to the directions for the specific test, and mail the kit back in. Your results will be accessible online using a private login or may be mailed to you depending on the options you choose with the testing kit. This can be an ideal option if you do happen to think you may have contracted an STD, but do not want to be seen going to the clinic.

Risk Counseling

You may have entered into a job where you aren't sure what your risk for exposure to certain illness and diseases may be. This does not just pertain to the adult industry. You may be working in an environment such as nursing or even massage therapy that puts you at risk for more things than a generic job would. If you are concerned about your risk level and what you can do to reduce your risks, you can seek risk counseling. A counselor will discuss your job, your risk factor calculations, and the best ways to avoid or reduce your risk while still maintaining your job.

Reproductive Counseling

It is a common misconception that reproductive counseling only deals with direct birth control options. The truth is both men and women can benefit from reproductive counseling. For example, you may be a male that does not want children at this time, but you also don't want to rely on condoms or your female partner to have the protection you need against both STD transmission and unwanted pregnancy. Your reproductive counseling session can go over your options and tell you the risks of each one to help you make a more informed choice.

These are the three most commonly available sexual health clinic services that you may not know exist or how to access them. For more service options, visit your local sexual health clinic online.