DSHS Family Planning Service Details


Birth control

    Most effective

        implant , IUD, sterilization (male and female)


       pill, patch, ring, shot

    Least effective

        diaphragm, condoms (male and female), withdrawal, natural family planning, spermicide, sponge, cervical cap


        emergency contraceptive pill, abstinence, breastfeeding (lactational amenorrhea method)

Pregnancy testing and health screening

    Tests for pregnancy, health check-ups and exams for high blood pressure, diabetes, and more.

Planning for having a healthy pregnancy

    Counseling that focuses on living a healthy lifestyle so that you may have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

STD testing

    Lab tests for sexually transmitted diseases (STDIs) such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, trichomoniasas, HPV and HIV.

Health education and counseling

    Education and counseling for sexuality concerns, options counseling for unplanned pregnancy, and nutrition and weight loss counseling.

Pelvic exam and Pap tests

    Lab tests for cervical cancer (Pap) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Breast cancer screening

    Breast exams and referrals for cancer screening.



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Last updated August 21, 2015