Hi, I am gender-fluid but I really want to start testosterone but I don't know much about it. I also really nervous to call you guys.. and I haven't came out to my parents yet. What do I do???

I would recommend you set up an appointment with a counselor to further explore your thoughts and feelings.  We are happy to see you here at Corner.  You would first need to set up an appointment to establish care and then you would be referred to a therapist. 

If you are  having trouble making the call maybe you can have a friend with you for support.  Our phone staff is very friendly and easy to talk to.

Hey there! I am 21, I had a blowjob once in my life and the guy fingered me, but I have never had intercourse (sex), all my friends have told me that the first time hurts a lot and also that you bleed, is it true? Is there a way that I can prevent the pain and the bleeding, or is something out of your control?

Everyone's experience the first time is different but most women experience bleeding and discomfort the first time. Discomfort may be less the more relaxed you are and use of a lubricant may help also.  There is no way to prevent it but you can plan ahead by protecting the space with towels or pads for easy clean up if needed. 

Don't forget condoms to prevent STIs and schedule an appointment  with your health care provider to discuss the birth control method that is best for you.  


I am Transgender and I heard I can get testosterone from you guys. Is this true?

Corner Health provides transgender care for people ages 12-25.  The first step is to schedule an appointment to establish care and then you would be referred to our physician who specializes in hormone therapy.  


Do you assess for substance use/abuse?

Yes, please schedule an appointment to discuss.  We have trained therapists as well as a doctor who is an addiction specialist.


If I was tested somewhere else and told I have chlamydia can I come to your clinic to receive treatment?

It is important to get treatment as soon as possible.  Yes you can schedule an appointment to come to Corner Health (734-484-6400) or your health care provider or the Washtenaw county health dept, adult (734-544-6840).


My discharge is white and a bit thick, like a bit sticky I guess? I don't know when my next period will be because I started for the first time a couple months ago. I don't know if this is what's normal or if something is wrong.

This may be completely normal as it sounds like your body is going through hormonal changes.  If you have other symptoms such as itching, burning or any rash or sores you should make an appointment at Corner Health Clinic or your health provider   Also,  If you are sexually active and this is a new discharge you should make an appointment for further evaluation. 


Ive taken 4 at home pregnancy tests and they all came back negative. I’ve had sensitivity to smells, light cramping, and I’m nauseous most of the time. I used to smoke cigarettes and I was never bothered by the smell but now it’s enough to make me want to puke. I’ve also had quite a few headaches and I’ve been tired a lot lately. I don’t know if I just took them too early.. or if I’m really not pregnant and it’s just something else with all these symptoms. If I am pregnant, I would have conceived about 2 weeks ago.

The symptoms you describe could be symptoms of pregancy.  It would be important to know when your last period was and if you have missed or are late for your period.  Please schedule an appointment at Corner or your own health clinic to evaluate further.  


I'm interested in going on HRT (hormone replacement therapy), but my family doctor doesn't have much knowledge on this situation. Do I have to have therapy to be qualified to start?

At Corner Health Center we see patients who want hormone replacement therapy.  We do not require a therapist evaluation in order to start.  We do a physical examination and blood tests and then our physician does a thorough assessment to determine a plan of treatment. 

If you are under age 18 parental consent is required. 

Give us a call at 734.484.3600 if you would like to schedule an appointment!


I had unprotected sex Oct 27. We use withdrawal, but before he released his penis a little semen went inside my vagina, then he pulled out his penis then ejaculated. I took emergency pills without hours after our unprotected sex. I'm worried I'll get pregnant. My last menstruation was Oct 4 2017

It is unclear from your message when you took the emergency contraceptive pill.  The pill works best within 3 days of unprotected sex.  If you do not get your period a week after it is expected please schedule an appointment to have a pregnancy test.   If you do get your period you should also schedule an appointment to talk about birth control. You can schedule an appointment here:

I'm a student at EMU along with my best friend. My friend has been struggling with a lot lately and because of that her anxiety and depression has been consuming her. It's to a point where she's having extremely bad panic attacks nearly every night and thinks that everyone in her life is going to leave her. She doesn't trust the services provided here on campus (or talking to a professional in general) and I can't physically be there all the time to help her. I'm at a loss with what to do and I really just want to get her some help. What should I do?

You are in a very difficult situation.  Please have your best friend schedule an appointment at Corner Health.  We will do an assessment and assist her to get the treatment she needs. 

Call 734-484-3600.  



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