Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center offers a number of men’s health services. These include:
Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center screens men and women for sexually-transmitted infections. Getting tested is important because many of these infections do not have outward symptoms. Some infections can easily be cleared up with medication, such as antibiotics, while others have symptoms that can be managed for the long term.
The STIs most commonly tested for include:
Condoms and dental dams are available on an as-needed basis at Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center. These protect against unwanted pregnancy and sexually-transmitted infections.
Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center also provides no-scalpel vasectomies, a highly-effective, permanent method of preventing pregnancy.
A vasectomy works by blocking the tubes that carry the sperm from the testicles to the penis. This means the sperm cannot leave the body and cause pregnancy.
The no-scalpel vasectomy procedure takes about 15 minutes and is quite safe; the whole visit will take less than 60 minutes. The procedure includes making a single opening into the scrotal sac and blocking the sperm ducts. The benefits of this process are:
You won’t experience any changes in your sexual performance or sensations. A vasectomy is permanent and not considered reversible. The man is not sterile for several months following the procedure, however, because sperm can stay in his reproductive system for up to four months. Another birth control method must be used until no sperm present on a sperm count. Vasectomies do not protect against sexually-transmitted infections.
Women’s Health offers impartial decision counseling when an unexpected pregnancy occurs. In a safe and supportive counseling session, women and their partners may explore the many issues that may impact their decision, whether abortion, adoption or parenting. Their concerns may touch on issues related to health, readiness, relationship, religious and spiritual matters, career, age, income.
Masters-level counselors provide active support and reassurance to women and their partners struggling with what can be difficult issues. We help women and couples to clarify their goals, preferences and reasons and to reach resolution around their decision.
We empower people to be guided by their own values and feelings by supporting their own unique process.