Family Planning

Available Services

Family planning services provide individuals with the information and means to exercise personal choice in determining the number and spacing of children.
Services include:
  • Family planning visit includes breast exam and may include cervical cancer screening and pelvic exam
  • Diagnosis and treatment of vaginal infections
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Birth control (see options below) including education and reproductive counseling
  • Testicular exams
  • Sexually-transmitted disease (STD) testing
  • Free HIV testing
  • Health education and counseling

Birth Control

Available birth control options include:
  • Birth control pills
  • Condoms (Visit the CDC website for more information about the effectiveness of condoms at preventing unwanted pregnancies.)
  • Diaphragms
  • Injection (Depo-Provera equivalent)
  • Referral for other methods
  • Sterilization referral
  • LARCS (long acting reversible contraceptives)
What birth control method should you consider? Visit the BedSider website to help decide what birth control method is right for you.

Information to Remember

  • If you need a pap smear or an exam for a vaginal infection, do not douche, insert vaginal medication or have sexual intercourse for at least 24 hours (preferably 48 hours) before testing.
  • You’re encouraged to contact the Health Department at 785-843-0721 or Email Lawrence Public Health Department, if you have concerns about your birth control method or STDs.

Family Planning brochure

To download a copy of the brochure,click 
Copy of Brochure.

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