All Families Are Good Families

If you ask someone what their definition of family is, you may receive a different answer than what you were expecting or what you believe to be a family. You might not have even thought about how you would define the word "family" before reading this. Is a family composed of only blood relatives? Are [...]

2021-11-29T11:18:59-07:00November 29th, 2021|Education and Parent Resources|

A Real Halloween Horror Story (scary gender stereotypes!!)

To be honest, I don’t remember all of my Halloween costumes growing up. I know one year I was Scooby from Scooby-Doo, another I was Eeyore from Whinnie-the-Pooh, and the one my family likes to give me the most grief for was the time I decided I wanted to be both a mummy and a [...]

2021-10-27T11:19:07-06:00October 27th, 2021|Education and Parent Resources|

Remy from Peer Ed has a special request for YOU!

  Hi, my name is Remy and I’m a Peer Educator for Bridgercare and Haven! I am also a Sophomore at Park High School in Livingston (Go Rangers!), a proud member of the Varsity soccer team, and a part of the Green Initiative Environmental Club. When I am not at school, I ski as much [...]

2021-10-12T12:52:27-06:00October 12th, 2021|Education and Parent Resources, Fundraising|

Inside Out Podcast – Culture Shock, Sexual Health Taboos & More!

Welcome to the second episode of Inside Out, the Bridgercare podcast where we give you bite-sized content on reproductive and sexual healthcare and lots more! In this episode, Juliana interviews special guest Rumena. Juliana Rajamohan, our podcast host, is a previous Bridgercare intern, a senior in Pre-Med Human Development and Family Science at MSU, and [...]

2021-09-28T13:49:24-06:00September 28th, 2021|Education and Parent Resources|

Off to College: Tips to Advocate for Yourself

COLLEGE! It sounds like the time of your life, but it can also be nerve wrecking to do things by yourself. I remember my first week of college orientation - I was super excited to start this journey and expected it to be loads of fun. But it didn’t really hit me that I would [...]

2021-08-27T16:46:41-06:00August 27th, 2021|Education and Parent Resources|

Top 7 Things You Should Know About STIs

Did you know that according to the CDC in 2018, 1 in 5 people in the United States had an STI at any given time? And almost half of new STIs were among people aged 15-24 in the United States? It’s important to know, first and foremost, that most STIs are curable, and ALL are [...]

Help DOUBLE Bridgercare’s Educational Capacity!

  First off, thank you for being a such a selfless, community-minded rockstar! Secondly, you understand that Gallatin Valley is experiencing a time of unprecedented growth and we are all feeling the effects. While Bridgercare is able to meet the growing demand for our sexual healthcare services, demand for educational services is quickly outpacing our [...]

2021-05-11T10:24:37-06:00May 4th, 2021|Education and Parent Resources, Fundraising|

The Covid-19 Vaccines: Q & A with Dr. Casper

The Covid-19 vaccine will be open to all Montanans on April 1st! We sat down with our Medical Director, Dr. Melissa Casper, to answer some frequently asked questions about the Covid-19 vaccines.   If I get the COVID vaccine, am I actually getting COVID? None of the vaccines being offered in the U.S. use the [...]

2021-03-30T10:06:03-06:00March 29th, 2021|Education and Parent Resources, Our Staff|

Miscarriage: The Unspoken Experience

I remember the first pregnancy test I ever took. I read the instructions four times (like it’s difficult to pee on a stick) and made myself count to 100 before looking at the results. And there it was - that beautiful plus sign that said I was pregnant. My husband and I had been trying [...]

2021-02-19T15:00:15-07:00February 19th, 2021|Education and Parent Resources|

Every Body Is Enough

As a young girl, I remember standing in the grocery store line looking at magazine covers with bodies plastered on the front, hoping I could look like that one day and as I got older, that comparison became more prevalent through the media I digested. There’s no doubt our culture is body centric, and while [...]

2021-01-08T11:48:19-07:00January 8th, 2021|Education and Parent Resources|

How Risky Is Getting Frisky?

It’s been eight months since the COVID-19 pandemic began and there’s still not a clear rule book on what to do, especially when it comes to sexual and romantic partnerships. Just like with the millions of other things in our lives we’ve had to change this past year, the pandemic has made us look at [...]

2020-12-17T12:47:24-07:00December 17th, 2020|Education and Parent Resources|

We Are Grateful for YOU!

In 2020, you helped Bridgercare… Provide 8,201 visits.  4,921 patient visits received a discount on the sliding fee scale, which provided $310,073 worth of medical services at no cost to the patient Insert 539 IUDs and Nexplanons (which are >99% effective birth control methods) Pivot to offering care via telehealth throughout the stay at home [...]

What’s the Point of a Pap?

You’ve probably have heard of Pap smears, and that it’s important to get them on the reg. But lots of us don’t know why this test is so necessary! Although it seems a little mysterious and definitely a bit daunting, Pap smears should be on the radar for anyone who has a cervix. Knowing the [...]

2020-10-09T13:02:42-06:00October 9th, 2020|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

A Letter from Lily – Peer Ed needs your help!

Full transparency - this is a straight up fundraising blog post for our Peer Education/Sexual Health Education program, BUT BEFORE YOU LEAVE THIS PAGE, please know it was written by one of our Peer Educators Lily. Lily is truly an incredible young person and we really hope you will take a minute to listen to [...]

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