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1509 W. 8th Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74074

405.624.3332

mon - thu 10am - 5pm

24 hour hotline
800.395.HELP (4357)

Questions? Email us at:
info@stillwaterlife.org

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FAQ

Q: I need a pregnancy test. Why is it important that I have a missed period?

A: We ask that you be at least 28-31 days from the first day of your last menstrual period in order to ensure the accuracy of the reading of the test. Our tests are medical quality and measure the hormone hCG. According to the manufacturer’s instructions, the most accurate reading occurs after the 28th day of your cycle.

Q: Do I need an appointment for a test?

A: If you walk-in and we have an available appointment we would be glad to help you. However, in order to ensure that you don’t have to wait or come back another day, the best plan is to call ahead for an appointment. We will get you in as soon as possible.

Q: Will my visit be confidential?

A: Definitely. We take your privacy very seriously. We will not share any of your information, or the fact that you are a client, with anyone unless we have written permission from you to do so. If you’d like to come in, but are concerned about confidentiality (because you might know someone who works here or for any other reason) please email our center director at info@stillwaterlife.org. She will work with you to set up a time that you feel safe to come in. All of your information will be held in the strictest confidence, unless disclosure is required by law or is necessary to protect you or others against harm.

Q: Will it cost me anything?

A: All of our services are free.

Q: Can I get birth control from you?

A: Stillwater Life Services does not prescribe or refer for birth control. We do have information on all the different methods of birth control and their effectiveness. Call our office if you’d like more information.

Q: Do you have Plan B?

A: Stillwater Life Services does not hand out emergency contraception (Plan B). We do have information on how it works and the side effects. For this information please call our office to talk with someone who can help you.

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About Us

We offer a variety of services to help you. You are our primary concern.

We think sex is a big deal! It can be confusing when you are making important choices about your life, relationships, and pregnancy. Do you have any questions regarding your sex life, unplanned pregnancy, relationships, self -esteem? We have answers! Our trained staff and volunteers will provide you with accurate information and support to empower you to make healthy choices for the best future possible. Our services are free and confidential. We are an independent, non-profit agency and we are prepared to help you whether you are single or married, regardless of age, race or religion.

We believe that knowledge is your power. You deserve to have the facts on all of your options and we feel that this type of knowledge will empower you to “own” the information you receive and be proactive in making healthy choices for your life.

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STD/STI Info

STD/STI Clinic

Are you concerned that you might have been exposed to an STD? Or are you interested in being proactive and getting tested just to make sure you are STD-free? If so, we can help. If you’ve been sexually active, we strongly encourage you to make your appointment for STD/STI testing and treatment today.

When you walk into Stillwater Life Services, our friendly and low-key staff will make you feel welcome. We want you to be comfortable and at ease at all times while in our clinic, especially while discussing sensitive topics.

While here, you will be treated with the utmost respect and confidentiality. Our nurse manager, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals will take their time answering your questions and will address your physical, emotional and relational needs as necessary.

When you walk out of our clinic, you should have the information you need to make the most informed and educated decisions possible about your health, future and relationships. We look forward to caring for you!

What to Expect:

Your STD/STI screening will consist of 2-4 appointments, depending on your sexual exposure risk, results, and possible needed treatment.

Visit #1 – Intake/counseling/testing - You will meet with a medical professional who will obtain your sexual and medical history, go over your risk assessment and will help you determine which tests you would like to receive. Blood and urine will be collected at this visit. It is very important for you to be well-hydrated to aid in the collection process, so please drink adequate amounts of water for 24 hours prior to your appointment.

Visit #2 – Physical exam (if needed) - If you are experiencing active symptoms of an STD we will schedule you to come back for a second visit to have a physical exam with a doctor.

Visit #3 – Results – You will be scheduled at the end of appointment #1 for a results appointment. During this appointment a medical professional will go over your results with you and begin treatment if necessary.

Visit #4 – Test of cure (if needed) – If you have an abnormal test result we will schedule you for a follow-up test after treatment to make sure that all treatable STDs have been fully treated.

Testing can include:

Chlamydia
Gonorrhea
Hepatitis
HIV
Syphilis
Herpes
Trichomoniasis, Bacterial Vaginosis, Yeast

How much does it cost?

If you went elsewhere for STD screening you might spend a few hundred dollars on lab fees, visit fees and possible treatment. SLS’ services of specimen collecting, exams, assessment and consultation are free. The only cost you will incur in our office is associated lab fees, but these costs are very little. In most cases of abnormal test results, we are even able to treat you for free!

Evaluating your risk:

Use this STD Wizard to determine how at risk you are for an STD or STI. Your answers will not be reviewed, saved or shared. If you have ever been sexually active, contact us today to set up an appointment for confidential testing.

STDWizard.org

STD Facts:

More than half of all people will have an STD/STI at some point in their lifetime.

Estimates suggest that even though young people aged 15–24 years represent only 25% of the sexually experienced population, they acquire nearly half of all new STDs.

The estimated total number of people living in the US with a viral STD/STI is over 65 million. Every year, there are at least 19 million new cases of STDs/STIs, some of which are curable.

Each year, one in four teens contracts an STD/STI.

One in two sexually active persons will contract an STD/STI by age 25.

It is estimated that as many as one in five Americans have genital herpes, a lifelong (but manageable) infection, yet up to 90 percent of those with herpes are unaware they have it.

With more than 50 million adults in the US with genital herpes and up to 1.6 million new infections each year, some estimates suggest that by 2025 up to 40% of all men and half of all women could be infected.

About 80%–90% of chlamydia infections and 50% of gonorrhea infections in women are without symptoms. These infections are detected primarily through screening.

Each year, there are almost 3 million new cases of chlamydia, many of which are in adolescents and young adults. The CDC recommends that sexually active females 25 and under should be screened at least once a year for chlamydia, even if no symptoms are present.

As with other inflammatory STDs, chlamydial infection can facilitate the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Cervical cancer in women, while preventable through regular Pap smears, is linked to high-risk types of HPV.

At least 15 percent of all American women who are infertile can attribute it to tubal damage caused by pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), the result of an untreated STD. Consistent condom use reduces the risk of recurrent PID and related complications: significantly, women who reported regular use of condoms in one study were 60 percent less likely to become infertile.

The vague symptoms associated with PID cause 85% of women to delay seeking medical care, thereby increasing the risk for infertility and ectopic pregnancy.

Less than half of people who should be screened receive recommended STD screening services.

Resources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
American Social Health Association

HIV/AIDS
Viral: no cure. Most people will show positive within 3 months from infection.
Signs and symptoms: rapid weight loss, frequent fevers, night sweats, swollen lymph glands, pneumonia
Modes of transmission: Vaginal, oral and anal sex, blood, body fluids, mother to child

Chlamydia
Bacterial: Curable with antibiotics. Can take 1-3 weeks to show a positive result. 75% of women have no symptoms at all so proactive testing is a good idea.
Signs and symptoms: Female: Abnormal vaginal discharge, abdominal pain/cramping, abnormal bleeding.
If left untreated, may lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), which may cause chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy, or infertility.
Male signs and symptoms: Burning with urination, discharge from penis, swollen genitals, If left untreated, may lead to epididymitis (which is the swelling of the tube inside the man’s genitals.) Modes of transmission: Vaginal, oral or anal sex. Mother to child

Gonorrhea
Bacterial: Curable with antibiotics. Ejaculation does not have to occur for gonorrhea to be transmitted or acquired. Complications: infection of the eye, gonorrhea of the throat and mouth, systemic infection, PID in women, epididymitis in men.
Signs and symptoms in females: Often no symptoms, vaginal discharge, burning with urination, pain/bleeding with sex.
Signs and symptoms in males: Often no symptoms, burning/pain with urination, discharge, swollen genitals
Modes of transmission: Vaginal, oral and anal sex. Mother to child

HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
Viral: no cure. Most common infection-causing STI/STD. Many different types of HPV. Some strains cause genital warts, and others can lead to cervical cancer or other kinds of cancer. Most people who have HPV don’t know they are infected.
Signs and Symptoms: Genital warts, cervical cancer that may be detected by a routine pap test, Other forms of cancer- may not have symptoms until they have avandced.
Modes of transmission: vaginal, anal, oral contact and genital to genital contact.

Herpes
Viral: No cure. 1 in 5 adolescents and adults have genital HSV. Two types of viral herpes infection: HSV- type 1: often causes fever blisters on the mouth or face. HSV-type 2: typically affects the genital area.
Signs and symptoms: Most individuals don’t know they are infected with HSV type 2. If symptoms occur, they may include: Painful skin lesions, vulvar irritation, swollen lymph glands, genital discharge, fatigue, body aches.

Syphilis
Bacterial: curable in the early stages. Three stages of syphilis, so early treatment is important. Modes of transmission: point of contact disease passed through direct contact with syphilis sore- vaginal,oral,and anal sex. Mother to child
Signs and symptoms: sores and spots appear where the syphilis entered the body, red brown rash (in stage 2). If left untreated and in the third stage, death can occur.

Trichomonas
Bacterial parasite: curable with antibiotics. Most common curable STI/STD. Modes of transmission: penis to vagina intercourse, or vulva to vulva
Signs and symptoms for females: Foul smelling, frothy discharge, vaginal irritation/redness, pain during sex, burning with urination
Signs and symptoms for males: Most men do not have symptoms but some have: irritation inside the penis, mild discharge, burning with urination or ejaculation

Postponing sexual activity until marriage with an uninfected mate and remaining faithful to that one partner is the only way to be 100 percent confident of avoiding sexually transmitted infections.

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Services

Our services include:

  • STD/STI testing and treatment at little to no cost; counseling also provided
  • Free pregnancy testing
  • Information and peer counseling on all pregnancy options -- this includes information on abortion, adoption, and parenting
  • Limited ultrasounds
  • Information on STI’s, sexual health, relationships, self-esteem, sexual integrity
  • One-on-one mentoring programs for women and men
  • Parenting classes
  • Post-abortion support
  • Referrals for medical, housing, counseling, and financial needs
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Pregnancy

Have you had a positive pregnancy test? If so, you are probably wondering “Where do I go from here?”

You might be feeling overwhelmed, confused, scared and maybe even pressured from all sides. We know there are no easy choices when you are faced with an unplanned pregnancy. We encourage you to slow down, approach this decision cautiously, and get the facts on all of your options. You are not alone. Many of our peer counselors have been in your shoes and are available to sit down with you and help you find the information you need to make the best choice possible for you.

Abortion

Some questions you might be asking…
Am I really pregnant?
How far along am I?
What kinds of abortion are available?
How much will it cost me?
How will it affect me?

We can offer you a medical grade, free pregnancy test to verify your pregnancy and in many cases we will offer a free ultrasound to determine if your pregnancy is viable. This will help you know if you even need an abortion and, based on how far along you are, what kind you could get. We are available to discuss your health, your future, and your abortion options. Call to schedule an appointment today.

Adoption

Some things you might be interested to know…
There are a ton of options for you if you are thinking about making an adoption plan.
You get to choose the level of involvement you want in your child’s life so you can have confidence that you have made the best choice for you and your child.
There are many loving couples available to provide a family and stability for your child if you aren’t ready to do so.

We would be glad to discuss your adoption options with you. Call today!

Parenting

You might wonder…
How could I ever do this on my own?
What if my boyfriend doesn’t want the baby?
Are my parents going to disown me? How in the world do I tell them?
Is there any help available for me if I have this baby?
What do I do about medical insurance?

We can offer information and support that will help you take the next steps in deciding whether parenting is the right choice for you. We also have some programs that provide support for expectant mothers and fathers. Call us today to schedule an appointment to talk to someone.

 

No matter what you decide, this choice will affect YOU in some way for the rest of your life. We are here to support you and help you find your way through this situation. And because we don’t perform, refer, or provide for abortions or participate in the adoption process we have no financial interest in the decision you make. No pressure. Just help.

Knowledge is your power. Know it. Own it.

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Donate

It is very important to us as an organization to continue to provide quality care at little to no cost for our clients. Because we are a non-profit organization, we rely on caring individuals to help financially support Stillwater Life Services so that we can continue to provide a high standard of care to many in need of our services.

Are you interested in learning more about how you can help financially support SLS? If so, click here.


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