• What Is Bacterial Vaginitis?

    Bacterial vaginitis is a condition that causes inflammation and discomfort in the vaginal region. Seeking gynecological help for bacterial vaginitis can alleviate symptoms.

    This video discusses the most common causes, symptoms, and treatment options for bacterial vaginitis. Lifestyle activities and medication usage can lead to this problem. Douching can disrupt the pH balance in the vaginal area and trigger bacterial vaginitis. Using antibiotics can also lead to an outbreak of this condition. In some cases, engaging in sexual activity may make women more susceptible to bacterial vaginitis. Many women become aware of their condition when they experience abnormal vaginal discharge, odor, or pain. A gynecologist can prescribe an antifungal medication to relieve symptoms.

    Are you suffering from bacterial vaginitis? Call Washington Surgi-Clinic at (202) 659-9403 to schedule an appointment with a gynecologist at our Washington, D.C. abortion clinic.

  • Tips for Supporting Your Partner after an Abortion

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    Even when a woman has supportive loved ones in her life, going through an abortion can be a difficult process. If your partner has recently terminated a pregnancy, you might be searching for ways to ease her emotional and physical pain. These tips can provide a starting point for helping your partner find solace during this time:

    Listen to Her

    Your partner may initiate conversations with you about her abortion, recovery, or other aspect of her pregnancy. When she reaches out to you, take the time to focus solely on her. Especially if she begins a conversation as you are engaged in another activity such as washing the dishes or folding the laundry, stop what you are doing and focus on her. Your full attention shows your partner that her words matter to you.

    Acknowledge Her Grief

    Regardless of how early in the pregnancy your partner underwent her abortion, she may suffer feelings of loss from it. Even if having an abortion was the right choice, she may still grieve for the pregnancy that is no more. Allow her to experience these emotions. You can ease her grief by acknowledging it. Rather than trying to comfort her with medical facts and figures, provide your partner with a safe place to express her sadness.

    Provide Assistance

    An abortion can take a toll on a woman’s physical and emotional strength. In the days and weeks following her procedure, your partner may find it difficult to maintain her normal activities, which might include going to work, making dinner, cleaning the house, or watching over children. Now is the time when you can show your support by taking on some of these duties.

    Is your wife or girlfriend considering an abortion? If you would like to speak with a qualified abortion provider, call Washington Surgi-Clinic at (202) 659-9403. We can schedule an appointment with one of our abortion doctors who will guide you through your choices. We provide highly affordable abortion options to all women who reside in D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and the surrounding regions.

  • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Pap Smears

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    When was the last time you received a Pap smear? If you do not remember, or if you have never gotten this test, you may want to schedule an appointment with a gynecologist as soon as possible. This fast and painless procedure can provide important lifesaving benefits for women of all ages.

    What happens during a Pap smear?

    A Pap smear is a common part of a gynecological exam. In addition to performing a clinical breast and uterine examination, a gynecologist may evaluate the cervix to determine if any abnormalities might be present . The doctor may insert a small swab into the vagina that can take sample cells from the surface of the cervix. The test takes only moments to perform, and many patients feel nothing at all during the procedure.

    Should I get a Pap smear?

    All adult women should receive Pap smears. How often you have a Pap smear depends on your personal health, medical history, and lifestyle. Some doctors may recommend annual Pap smears for women of child-bearing age who are also sexually active. Post-menopausal women with no history of cervical cancer may require less frequent Pap smears. Talking to your doctor about your individual health issues can help you determine how often you should undergo this procedure.

    What are the benefits of getting a Pap smear?

    As with any other cancer, the early detection of cervical cancer can potentially avert life-threatening consequences. In fact, a Pap smear can detect cell irregularities that precede the onset of cervical cancer. With early treatment, you can avoid cervical cancer and its more serious complications.

    Is it time for you to get your Pap smear? Washington Surgi-Clinic can help you stay on track with your gynecological health. To speak with a representative about our preventive health services, or to schedule an appointment for a Pap smear, call (202) 659-9403. You can also visit our website for information on our other health services, including first- and second-trimester abortions, for women in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

  • Understanding Your Options for an Unexpected Pregnancy

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    Have you recently found out that you are pregnant? If so, you have choices. To help you decide which choice is the best option for you, you may want to talk with a women’s clinic professional who can explain in detail how each choice may impact your future.

    Should you decide that you do not want to have a child or be pregnant, you can choose to have an abortion. Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, you may have multiple options for termination. Alternatively, if you decide that you want to become a mother, you can carry the pregnancy to full term. If you want to continue the pregnancy but do not want to raise a child, you can put up the child for adoption after childbirth.

    Washington Surgi-Clinic can guide you through your choices if you have an unexpected pregnancy. If you would like to speak with a representative at our Washington, D.C. women’s clinic, call (202) 659-9403. You can also visit our website for more information on our abortion services.