Family planning: You have options

We can help make it easier to start a family when you are ready–and to provide the services you need when you want to wait. Your plan includes family planning services such as doctor visits, medical exams, pregnancy testing, birth control counseling and birth control methods (such as condoms, birth control pills, foams, etc.).

 

Your plan also includes testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as Chlamydia and HIV/AIDS, as well as education and counseling.

About Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that affects both men and women. It is caused by having unprotected sex with someone who the disease. Chlamydia can cause serious health issues, including infertility in both men and women, and problems during pregnancy. It can also be passed on to infants during childbirth.

 

Chlamydia can be treated with antibiotics and will need to be retreated if repeat infections occur.  You (and your partner) should be tested if you are sexually active, have symptoms, including unusual discharge or painful urination or have had Chlamydia in the past.

 

Antibiotics can cure Chlamydia if taken as directed. You can also receive medication for your partner. To get tested and learn about treatment options that are right for you, ask your provider or call the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services STD program at 517.241.0870. Additional information is available at michigan.gov/hivstd.

 

Whether you’re ready to start a family or want to wait, talk to your doctor about the family planning services that might be right for you.