It's OK to ask!

It's OK to ask!

IT'S OKAY TO ASK! 

It's SMART to think about what you might want to discuss at your next doctor's appointment. Here are some suggestions. Remember- it's okay to start the conversation yourself.

starting the conversation
  • Can our conversations be confidential?
  • Are you the right person to ask about female health care?
  • I think I might be LGBTQ; can I talk to you about that?
managing your period/fertility
  • Can I make my periods lighter, shorter, less painful, or go away completely?
  • I am taking medication to control my period. Does this medication interfere with my other ones?
  • Can I get pregnant?
accessing women's healthcare
  • I heard I need a Pap test to screen for cervical cancer at age 21. Who should do it?
  • How should I prepare for my Pap test?
relationships
  • What does a healthy romantic or sexual relationship look like?
  • Sometimes my partner tries to control me; what should I do?
  • I have had sex when it wasn't my choice; who can I talk to?
testing for (and preventing) sexually transmitted infections (sti's)
  • Have I had the required doses of the Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer?
  • Can you test me for STI's using urine? What STI's should I be tested for?
  • Can you show me how to use a condom correctly?

What do you want to know?

  • Write down any questions that you think are important - the appointment is all about you!

Write down any question that YOU think are important! This appointment is all about YOU!