As a community-focused resource center available for all things female, we can provide help and referrals within our community for additional counseling, support and real services that may be needed to pursue a healthy and stable lifestyle.
Facing an unexpected pregnancy can feel very overwhelming at times. We understand and want you to know you do not have to face this situation alone. Our Staff and Consultants are here for you and are committed to giving factual and accurate information regarding all your pregnancy options. Education empowers you to make your best choice. While we do not perform or refer for abortion, our goal is to ensure every woman makes an informed decision regarding her pregnancy.
Our Lab Quality Pregnancy Test will first confirm if you are in fact pregnant. A limited scope Sonogram will be used to determine if your pregnancy is viable. Many women are not aware 25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage and a sonogram allows us to determine if you are experiencing a viable pregnancy.
The Uptown Women's Center is pleased to offer confidential and complimentary STD/STI screening and treatment as well as individual sexual health consults. Screening and treatment is available for both Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chlamydia is a common STD that can cause serious, permanent damage to a woman's reproductive system, making it difficult or impossible for her to get pregnant later and can also cause a potentially fatal ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy that occurs outside the womb). Gonorrhea is another common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can cause infections in the genitals, rectum, and throat. It is a very common infection, especially among young people ages 15-24 years.
Other resources will be provided for information regarding additional sexual health screenings as needed.
STD Facts. (2014, January 1). Centers of Disease Control & Prevention
Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/std/chlamydia/stdfact-chlamydia.htm
Abortion affects women differently. Some women go through the abortion process seemingly unaffected by physical or emotional consequences. There are, however, many women who find it very difficult to come to terms with the painful memories and emotions associated with an abortion. If this description sounds familiar, you could be suffering from post-abortion stress. Contact us if you or someone you know is troubled by a past abortion. Healing is possible. Many women and men will seek and receive help this year.. and you could be one of them.
We offer a wide variety of fun and practical classes that will educate and support a lifestyle of physical, emotional and spiritual health including such choices as Healthy Cooking, Sex in our City, Successful Relationships, Etiquette in the Professional World and more. Every class is led by a highly qualified professional from the community who is passionate in their area of expertise. Check for upcoming classes on the "Events" link on the home page.
When does concern for body image, diet and exercise cross over to unhealthy behavior? Many struggle with finding the balance when it comes to those issues. If you suspect you are suffering from an eating disorder, the Uptown Women's Center provides general information and counseling referrals to licensed professionals dealing with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating. Sadly, 20% of people suffering from anorexia will die prematurely from complications related to their eating disorder.
Don't delay! There is confidential help and support readily available. Contact the Uptown Women's Center today via phone (214.220.0222) or text or email and we will arrange for you to receive immediate attention with a licensed counselor who specializes in overcoming disordered eating.