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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 [...]

Kids Want Pizza Rolls, Not Gender Roles

Welcome to Part 2 of Gender Identity 101: Kids Want Pizza Rolls, Not Gender Roles! Every time I take my three year old to pretty much any store, we have to have the same conversation about how silly it is that there are separate aisles for “boy toys” and “girl toys.” Our world pressures kids [...]

2020-08-10T16:06:46-06:00August 10th, 2020|Education and Parent Resources|

Gender Identity 101: Knowing the Difference

I’ve always cared about righting what I see as injustices. But once my daughter, Lucy, was born, it became deeply personal. In the 3 ½ years since she was born, every time I hear of a child being harmed, neglected, bullied or mistreated, I think, “What if that was Lucy? She deserves better.” All children [...]

2020-07-21T13:38:38-06:00July 17th, 2020|Education and Parent Resources|

(Pre) Planning Pregnancy

To say my daughter was planned would be an understatement. When we were still dating, I told my now-husband that my greatest dream was to be a parent and if my nieces and nephews didn’t like him when they met him, it would be a signal that he wasn’t the one for me. Thankfully for [...]

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 [...]

2020-05-26T13:22:17-06:00October 18th, 2019|Education and Parent Resources|
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