Sexual health can come in various forms, whether it is physical, mental, or emotional. During Sexual Health Month, we love offering tips and advice while encouraging our services. Sexual Health Month is an excellent time to reassess your sexual health and make some positive changes.
For your physical, sexual health, make sure you are using condoms to protect yourself from STIs. While condoms can also help prevent pregnancy, we suggest having a more permanent option in place for your birth control. At A Step Ahead, we prioritize giving women access to long-term reversible contraception. We also cover the“Well Women” testing, which includes: STI testing, pregnancy testing, insertion of the device, and a follow-up visit. We also provide free transportation to and from partnering clinic providers. These are all critical components to physical and sexual health, making sure you are protected from pregnancy and STIs.
For your mental, sexual health, you must be practicing safe sex with a partner who cares about your well-being. Suppose you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or any other abnormality to your mental well-being. In that case, it is crucial to assess if that comes from a toxic relationship with a sexual partner. Getting help from a professional can be crucial in keeping your mental health in tip-top shape.
For your emotional, sexual health, it is essential to understand your emotions and how they correspond with your sexual activity. Understanding your feelings for a sexual partner and making sure you are emotionally healthy is vital to lead a healthy lifestyle. Improving your emotional health can be improving your sexual health. If you feel safe and protected, then your emotions are more likely to be positive and productive.
Celebrate Sexual Health Month with our team at A Step Ahead East Tennessee, and utilize our resources if you are in need. At A Step Ahead East Tennessee, LARC birth control methods are the only methods we offer coverage for due to their high effectiveness rates, the little maintenance they require, and the health benefits they provide. Contact us today or visit our website for more information on how we can help you get the birth control you need at this time.
A Step Ahead Foundation of East Tennessee would like to take a moment to thank the East Tennessee Foundation for providing Neighbor to Neighbor Disaster Relief Funds. Their contribution provided critical support to our call center and facilitated our ability to offer education, resource connection, and financial assistance to women in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 90% of the clients we served in 2020 reported losing their job and health insurance this year which made them feel especially concerned about becoming unintentionally pregnant. Clients have felt deeply relieved by our services and appreciate the guidance and thorough care of our call center staff. We appreciate the East Tennessee Foundation's support of our essential work in providing financial security and autonomy to women throughout our region.
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