Health Education

How do I know if I put on a condom the right way? Is there a right or wrong way that can affect the effectiveness of the condom?

There are several things to consider when using a condom. It is important to make sure the condom is the right size for the user, make sure there is no damage to the packaging, and also make sure the condom is not out of date (expired). Furthermore, when applying a condom, there are several important steps to be sure to follow.

Please contact or health education staff to schedule an appointment or discuss these steps in detail for you! 734-484-3600. 

 

I would like to know the pros and cons about getting the HPV vaccine

Thank you for your interest in the HPV vaccine, and good for you for seeking out more info!

The HPV vaccine is a series of 3 shots given over 6 months and protects you against 9 different variations of HPV (Human PappillomaVirus). HPV causes genital warts and lesions, and if left untreated can cause cervical and vaginal cancer in women, and anal and throat cancer in both men and women.

The HPV vaccine (or "Gardasil"), is currently recommended for both girls and boys ages 9 through 25. Side effects include temporary pain and swelling where you get the shot, and possible flu like symptoms, such as naseua, headache, or fever, a few days after receiving a shot.

If you'd like to make an appointment to receive the HPV vaccine just contact us!

 

My boyfriend ejaculated in me 1 day before my period ended. Can I be pregnant?

While it is unlikely for you to get pregnant while you are on your period, sperm can live in a woman's uterus for up to five days so there is always a small risk of becoming pregnant anytime during the month if you have unprotected sex. If you can concerned, you are welcome to come in to take a pregnancy test and pick up free condoms. You can always contact us to set up an appointment to talk about birth control methods for the future too!

I need to lose weight fairly quickly because I am in a wedding and need to fit into my dress. I’m already working out and eat right but am thinking about trying these pills called the green coffee extract. Are they safe to take?

It’s great that you have been trying to eat healthy foods and exercise. That is the BEST way to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Unfortunately, dropping weight quickly isn’t a healthy way to go.  Fad diets like green coffee extract can work for a little while but can’t be sustained and can be unhealthy to follow. For a wedding you want to look healthy.  Quick weight loss diets can leave you looking and feeling unwell.

The safest way to acheive a healthy weight is to control calories in vs calories out. That means eating less and exercising more. It definitely helps to have support when trying to make changes to your diet and fitness routine. At the Corner we have a health educator who will help you meet your health goals. You will even receive a $20 gift card to Meijer when you set your weight management plan in motion. To schedule an appointment with our health educator, click here >>

 

I have been gaining weight ever since I’ve been on the Depo shot. Is there a way to take a lower dose of Depo?

For some women hormonal birth control options, like the Depo shot, can cause the body to retain water and increase appetite. Women who experience these side effects can maintain a healthy weight by eating a well-balanced diet and exercising for at least 30 minutes 3-5 days each week.

There is a lower dose option of the Depo shot. It is given subcutaneously (under the skin) and delivers the same dose to the system as the regular Depo shot. A common side effect of the low does Depo is breakthrough bleeding. (Just FYI, we do not carry the lower dose Depo shot at the Corner.)

We suggest you make an appointment with a health care provider to discuss different birth control options and get support to maintain a healthy weight. At the Corner, we have a health educator who can help you meet your lifestyle goals. You will even get a $20 gift card when you meet with her! To make an appointment at the Corner, click here>> 

 

I have recently gained a lot of weight in the past few months. What is the best way to go about losing weight?

The holiday season is often a tough time for all of us trying to manage our weight, so don't feel alone! There are many strategies to use in keeping a healthy weight, and general rule of thumb is eating the right foods and engaging in physical activity on a daily basis. Remember: everyBODY is different, so nutrition and physical activity requirements vary for each person.

With this in mind, the Corner has a Health Educator who can help you set a plan for weight management that is specific to YOU and the unique needs of your body. Contact the Corner today to schedule an appointment with the Health Educator and you will receive a $20 gift card to Meijer when you set your weight management plan in motion!

 

Can guys come to the Corner?

Of course! At the Corner, there are lots of services for guys. For example, you can get:

If you would prefer to see a male doctor at your visit, let us know when you make your appointment. We'll do our best to accommodate your request. Want to make an appointment? Click here >>

Guys can also join our youth programs including our Theatre Troupe and Youth Leadership Council. Want to learn more about getting involved? Click here >>

 


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