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Am I In An Unhealthy Relationship? // Sometimes relationships can be tricky. Relationships should always be give and take; both people giving to each other and both people receiving back what enables everyone to do better and be better. At times it is important to have healthy compromise in a relationship in order to communicate well and keep peace. It is a sign that the relationship as a whole is …

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#MeToo, Pregnancy & Abortion // The #MeToo movement was begun to bring awareness to the growing problem of sexual violence in our culture. Sexual assault is any unwanted, unlawful physical contact. RAINN, the national sexual assault hotline, defines it as “illegal sexual contact that usually involved force upon a person without consent.” Statistics from RAINN reveal that sexual assault in America occurs every 73 seconds. And every 9 minutes that …

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What to Expect: Early Pregnancy Limited Ultrasound (Up to 13 Weeks) // If this is your first experience with pregnancy, one thing that is helpful to know is what to expect for ultrasound. It’s such a common occurrence now with modern medical technology, but ultrasounds are not just for fun to see what the baby looks like, they have medical purpose. Visiting an early pregnancy clinic is a good first …

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QUICK FACTS: Birth Control // How can I be pregnant if I was on birth control? The first and most important thing you should know about birth control methods is that none of them are 100% effective to prevent pregnancy. The CDC, established medical community  and the companies that produce birth control all acknowledge this. STD’s – Most birth control methods do not prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms can reduce the risk but not …

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Warning Signs of Suicide // Suicide rates are highest among teens, young adults and the elderly but can affect anyone. It is not a diagnosable illness, it’s a result of other events in a person’s life or treatable disorders like depression, PTSD, substance abuse and others. Sometimes if an unplanned pregnancy or past abortion causes distress, trauma, remorse or regret these signs can appear. Know the warning signs so that …

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Mandatory Reporting & Pregnancy Centers // Mandatory reporting is required by law and means that certain people are responsible to notify government authorities of any individual or situation in which there is suspected child abuse or child neglect. All states in the United States have statutes in the place for mandated reporting. Persons required to report may vary slightly from state to state, but it is any occupation that has …

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Getting Your Pregnancy Off To a Healthy Start // If you are choosing to continue your pregnancy and parent, your obstetrics doctor (OB) most likely won’t schedule an appointment to see you until you are around 11-12 weeks along. This will be the end of the first trimester! The first trimester is the most important time for the development of the fetus. He/she will require certain vitamins and minerals for …

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Will abortion show up on insurance? It’s a common question that many of our patients have. In fact, it’s one of the most highly searched questions from women looking for abortion options in Massachusetts. With the potential of young women staying on their parents’ insurance until their 27th birthday, many become concerned when they find themselves experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and checking into abortion services that their parents may have …

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When you were younger, did you think to yourself that there was just no way you would ever allow yourself to be in an unplanned pregnancy and considering abortion?  And yet… here you are.  And you think that your current situation isn’t fit to have a kid.  You want to wait until you’re in a solid relationship, once you’ve found “the right guy” before actually having a kid. But now… …

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Gonorrhea is an infection caused by a sexually transmitted bacterium. Most often gonorrhea affects the urethra, rectum or throat. However, in women, gonorrhea can also infect the cervix. Hold onto this last fact, because it’s extremely important and we’ll come back to it soon. Overtime bacteria grow resistant to current treatments, and we are forced to find new regimens produced by modern medicine. Antibiotic resistant gonorrhea is gaining extra attention …

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It’s an extremely common question that comes to us from our patients, “Can I Have an Abortion in Worcester Without My Parents Knowing?” In order for a minor to have an abortion in Massachusetts, you do need the consent of a parent/legal guardian. However, what many young people don’t know — if you’re a minor who’s pregnant and still not ready to tell one of your parents, we can help. …

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By Clearway Clinic 1.BREATHE. Take a deep breath. It’s easy  to feel panicked, like you have to do this right away, but you have time when considering abortion. Even though you were not planning on pregnancy, your life is not over and you will be okay.  This is a big decision. Take time to think it through.   2.FIND OUT IF YOU’RE REALLY PREGNANT.  Before you make any decision, …

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