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Holiday Glow-Up: Helping Your Child Through Puberty

The holidays can be stressful. From unpredictable weather to the art of gift giving, coordinating school events to plotting out travel plans – managing the festivities can turn into quite the balancing act! Coupled with a child going through puberty, some frustrations may come out during the “most wonderful time of the year.” The following [...]

2019-11-04T14:17:40-07:00November 4th, 2019|Education and Parent Resources|

Backcountry Menstruation: Tips for Periods on the Trail

The route’s planned, the gear’s packed, and the great outdoors are calling. But… what if you or your kid gets their period on the trail? Everybody’s (okay, nobody’s) favorite monthly visitor can be anxiety-producing in many occasions, but if you’re far from modern plumbing, periods pose additional challenges. There are lots of options for navigating [...]

2019-10-18T13:37:39-06:00October 18th, 2019|Education and Parent Resources|

Why is Bridgercare Staying in Title X?

Many of you have heard that the federal administration has implemented the Gag Rule, and you may have heard that Bridgercare is staying in the Title X program. And you might have some questions. The Gag Rule is a policy from the current federal administration that affects the Title X program and those who rely [...]

2019-10-24T11:39:17-06:00September 27th, 2019|Clinic Services, Political|

The Miss-Conceptions of HPV: Not Just for “Misses”

What is HPV? A not-so-fun fact: Virtually every person who is sexually active will get Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) at some point in their life if they do not receive the vaccine. HPV is definitively THE most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, with 79 million people currently infected.  Every year, about 14 [...]

2019-08-28T13:44:25-06:00August 20th, 2019|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

Why You Should Talk To Your Child About Sex (Sooner Than You Think)

Despite not having any kids (thanks to the wonderful information about contraception I received as a Peer Educator with Bridgercare!), I am familiar with how intimidating “The Talk” can feel for everyone involved. However, the benefits of establishing an open line of communication from an early age are so compelling that I would encourage parents [...]

2019-08-13T16:53:01-06:00August 13th, 2019|Education and Parent Resources|

LARCs: FAQ About the “Get it and Forget it” Methods

Starting with… what the heck is a LARC? Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (whew, it’s a mouthful) are birth control methods that last for years, are super effective, and require no action whatsoever aside from insertion and removal. It’s basically a long-term relationship with your birth control (that you can break up with whenever you please, because [...]

2019-07-30T15:30:22-06:00July 29th, 2019|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

10 Creative Ways to Help Bridgercare

At the end of the day, Bridgercare couldn’t do what we do without the incredible backing that we have from our community! We depend on our supporters to ensure that reproductive and sexual healthcare and education remain accessible and affordable for anyone who needs these services. Have you been looking to support Bridgercare on your [...]

2019-07-11T15:20:22-06:00July 11th, 2019|Fundraising|

All Your Questions Answered: Bridgercare & Planned Parenthood

As everyone knows, Bridgercare stands with Planned Parenthood! Bridgercare and Planned Parenthood work closely together and fully support one other, so we get a lot of questions as to who does what, where, and why. As family planning and reproductive healthcare are highlighted in the national spotlight, we figured we’d dig in into what makes [...]

2019-06-20T14:49:12-06:00June 5th, 2019|Education and Parent Resources|

Growing Up With GYNO

Reflections on the 4-point plan By Sofia Shomento, daughter of Dr. Stacy Shomento, OB-GYN, REI.   When my younger brother came home from his 6th grade puberty talk he declared, “they got most of it right...” For my siblings and me, the lousy ‘stork explanation’ of where babies come from didn’t cut it, not even [...]

2019-05-28T10:06:13-06:00May 28th, 2019|Education and Parent Resources, Humor|

GiveBig 2019 Wrap-up: We Own Our Own Clinic!

It is official! As GiveBig came to a close, we now own our own clinic!!! #cantstopwontstop #GoBigOrGoBuildANewClinic We would like to send a huge thank-you to all of you who either donated during Give Big, asked others to donate during Give Big, and/or came to our donor lounge at Bozone! Many of you gave generously [...]

2019-05-20T16:15:02-06:00May 20th, 2019|Fundraising, New Clinic, Our Board, Our Staff|