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GYN Orientation

SDSU Health Promotion offers GYN workshops for students. This workshop covers information about cervical screenings, pelvic exams, and birth control methods.

Photo: Presenter introducing the GYN sessionNote: These workshops are designed for everyone with a cervix and everyone considering use of birth control method for the first time. If you have never had a pelvic exam and/or if you want to begin using a prescription birth control method for the first time, you should attend a GYN workshop before you make a GYN appointment at SDSU Student Health Services.

The GYN workshops are informal and informative sessions designed to better prepare you for your first pelvic exam and/or help you to make an informed decision about your birth control choice. One-on-one sessions with health educators are available. Individuals may choose a one-on-one session if they have detailed questions or would prefer a private session over a group session for any reason.

  • We will review in detail what will happen during a pelvic exam. 
  • The workshop provides information on the pros and cons of various birth control methods and an explanation on how hormonal birth control works in the body.
  • Learn about sexually transmitted diseases prevention.
  • The workshop provides a variety of useful health tips.

How to attend

Workshops take place throughout the semester and are free with your student tuition.  Sessions take place at the Health Promotion Department and last approximately 60 minutes. Workshops are offered on a drop-in basis, so no appointment is necessary (please check in with the front desk, 15 minutes before the session begins). 

If you are unable to attend any of our regularly scheduled times, please contact the Health Promotion Department.

 

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This workshop is for you!

The GYN workshops are informal and informative sessions designed to better prepare you for your first pelvic exam and/or help you to make an informed decision about your birth control choice. One-on-one sessions with health educators are available. Individuals may choose a one-on-one session if they have detailed questions or would prefer a private session over a group session for any reason.

Health Matters - sexual healthFree informational fliers

Health Promotion offers variety of free informational brochures and fliers on topics related to women's health.

 

Family PACT

Need financial assistance for your Pap exam or birth control prescription? You can apply for help from Family PACT. Find out how.