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Women's Health

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Family
Planning
Tweens
(9-12 years)
Teens
(13-19 years)
Young Women
(20-39 years)
Middle-Age Women
(40-59 years)
Mature Women
(60+ years)
Pregnant
Women


The Lee County Health Department and the Office of Women's Health are working everyday to increase the awareness of women's health issues. Our mission is to ensure that all women and girls are healthier and have a better sense of well-being.

WomanWomen's Health / GYN Clinic

Women's Health Services provide family planning, cancer and sexually transmitted disease screenings, as well as treatment for uncomplicated gynecologic problems through our clinic. Also, specially trained nurse practitioners are available for further diagnostic testing in the event of an abnormal pap smear.

PAP Test
La Prueba de Papanicolaou

Every Woman Florida
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Appointments:
Lee County Health Department
83 Pondella Rd.
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
(239) 461-6100

 



Family Planning

Our Family Planning Clinic provides testing, counseling and family planning support.  We offer a variety of current methods of birth control, such as:

Natural family planning

  • Basal Body Temperature Method

  • Fertility Awareness Method

Male and female condoms

  • Male Condoms

  • Female Condoms

Diaphragm

Vaginal Ring (as available)

Birth Control Pills

Intrauterine devices (IUD)

  • Copper "T" 380A IUD

  • Levonorgesterel IUD (Mirena)

Depo-Provera Shot

 

Confidential Pregnancy Testing

and

Emergency Contraception

Available

There's no charge for the contraceptive chosen, only for the office visit.
We also participate in the Title X Program for female and male sterilization. This an income-based, federally-funded program.

Details about the above services can be found in the 'Managing Contraception' eBook, available here.

Take a simple survey to help you choose the best method of birth control for you: www.bestmethodforme.com

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What to expect at any age:

TweensTweens (9-12 years)

During adolescence, your body goes through many changes. You are becoming a woman. This time in your life is called puberty. During puberty you will notice changes such as new body hair, a different body shape, and getting your period. Learning about the exciting changes going on with your body will help you get through them, even if you are feeling unsure of yourself. The first step is to get to know your body. Realize that we are all different and unique. Getting to know your body, and learning to love the woman you are becoming, will do wonders for your emotional health.

Heard a health term, but you aren't sure what it is? Look it up!

Tween Links:

It's My Life - PBS Kids Go! Zip 4 Tweens Teen Growth - All About Your Health

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TeensTeens (13-19 years)

By now, you have probably gotten your period and realized that a lot is going on with your body. Now would be the time to take a more in depth look at your reproductive system. While you have become more confident, and realized that all girls go through these changes, you will need to be sure to practice good hygiene. Practicing good hygiene and feeling confident about your new body are great tools that boost your self-esteem. As you get older, you will also realize that you have different feelings about the opposite sex. You may start thinking about dating and having a steady boyfriend. While these are all natural thoughts and feelings, you should get the facts before you go any further.

Some girls your age are already having sex. Itís really best to wait until you are older to be sexually active. There is so much to think about emotionally!

You would also be at risk for pregnancy, or getting an STD. Itís important to talk about these things with a parent, teacher or counselor. Sometimes our friends donít have accurateThree student laying on the grass with laptop facts!

Teens Medical Exams

Teen Links:

GirlsHealth.gov Teens Health Teen Central Young Women's Health

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Young WomenYoung Women (20-39 years)

At this point in your life, you have graduated from childhood into adulthood. Adolescence is over. As you go through the next years of your life, you will be dating and thinking about marriage. Before you become sexually active, itís important to think about family planning and STD risks. Itís very important that you continue to be physically active, as it is during thee years that your metabolism starts to slow, and health issues can start to arise. For this reason, it is very important to start actively maintaining your health and well-being.


Young Women Medical Exams:

Take a simple survey to help you choose the best method of birth control for you: www.bestmethodforme.com

Young Women Links: www.managingcontraception.com

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Middle Aged WomenMiddle-Age Women (40-59 years)

You have just entered a new walk of life with many changes. You are achieving career goals, raising children and basically doing it all. As you achieve your goals it is important to take time out for yourself to relax. Remember to complete the recommended screenings, and make the appropriate lifestyle adjustments to prevent the development of chronic diseases. Prior to your body going through menopause, be familiar with the symptoms and voice any concerns you may have with your physician.


Middle- Age Medical Exams:

Take a simple survey to help you choose the best method of birth control for you: www.bestmethodforme.com

Middle-Age Links: www.managingcontraception.com

Our Bodies Ourselves DiscoveryHealth Healthy Start American Pregnancy Association

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Mature Women

Mature Women (60+ years)

You are as young as you feel! The important thing to remember when you are a mature woman is that eating right and staying active keeps your spirit and body well. Being active strengthens your bones and helps prevent osteoporosis and fractures. Live life well.


Mature Women Medical Exams:

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Pregnant WomanPregnant Women

When you decide to start a family, you need to make sure that you consult your physician regarding any changes you will need to make to your current lifestyle. There are many things to consider when you are getting pregnant. If you think you are pregnant, it is important to understand the signs and symptoms of pregnancy. Caring for yourself will be vital to your unborn childís health. Proper diet and exercise are essential to your pregnancy wellness. It will not be hard, though, to get excited about your babyís development, and taking on the tender challenge of labor and birth.

Pregnant Women Medical Exams:


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Heard a term, but you aren't sure what it is?
Look it up!

For more information, or to make an appointment, contact:

Lee County Health Department
83 Pondella Road
North Fort Myers, FL 33903
(239) 461-6100

TTY users can contact us through Florida Relay by dialing 7-1-1 or one of the other Relay Toll Free Numbers.

 

  This page was updated on 2014-08-08 14:46:43.2.

 

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