MOLOKAI GENERAL HOSPITAL
Molokai’s Health Care Leader
Birth Control allows us to prevent pregnancy and plan the timing of pregnancy. Here’s a listing of some of the birth control options available. For more information, please call us at 808-553-3145 to schedule an appointment today!
Patch (Ortho Evra)
Shot (Depo-Provera, a.k.a. the shot)
Vaginal Ring (NuvaRing)
Cervical Cap (FemCap)
Fertility Awareness-Based Methods (FAMs)
IUD (Mirena, Paragard)
Morning-After Pill (a.k.a. Plan B, ECP’s,
Sterilization for Women
Withdrawal (Pull Out Method)
Morning-After Pill (a.k.a. Plan B, ECP’s or Emergency Contraception)
Birth control you can use to prevent pregnancy up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex.
Safe and effective
Available at WHC and MGH Emergency Room when the WHC is closed.
STD Testing (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
Sexually transmitted diseases are very common.
You must ask for an STD test if you want to be tested.
Consider testing if you have had unprotected sex, even if you don’t have symptoms.
There are different tests for different STD’s.
Want to get tested for STD’s, contact the WHC at 808-553-3145 to schedule an appointment.
Teen Reproductive Health
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that the first gynecological visit for young females occur between the ages of 13 and 15. The first visit may just be a discussion between you and the midwife. Depending on your current health care needs, there may also be exams performed. The decision to perform an exam is based on your age, any problems you are having, or if you are sexually active. Exams may include a pelvic exam, Pap test and breast exam.
You well woman exam is the time for you to discuss any questions or health problems you are having such as birth control, preventing or treating sexually transmitted infections or issues related to menstruation.
Getting Pregnant and Fertility
If you are planning to become pregnant you may want to make a preconception counseling appointment with the WHC. Preconception counseling is the ideal place to discuss any health concerns or questions you have about becoming pregnant. A midwife can help you to maximize your fertility and make healthy choices for you and your future child. If you are having difficulty becoming pregnant, talk to a midwife about your options for increasing your chances of becoming pregnant.