Bridgercare Reproductive Health Dictionary

Medical terms can seem foreign and confusing, especially if it’s been a few years since your high school Sex Ed class. Here at Bridgercare, we’ve compiled a glossary of terms commonly used in around the clinic to help you navigate your own reproductive health. Remember, knowledge is power! Cervix - The narrow passage from the [...]

2018-04-26T13:34:41-06:00April 26th, 2018|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

LGBTQ+ Healthcare Ally Training

According to a 2016 Gallup poll, approximately 4.1% of the US adult population self-identifies as belonging to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) community, with millennials being more than twice as likely as any other generation to identify as LGBT (7.3%). Unfortunately, there is a long history of anti-LGBT bias in healthcare which is a [...]

2018-07-05T13:00:28-06:00February 8th, 2018|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

5 Habits to Keep Yourself Sexually Healthy in 2018

1. Annual Exams- I'm sure you're thinking... "Why go to the doctor if I'm not sick?" But in fact, studies have shown that by being proactive about your heath, & getting regular annual check-ups, you can actually keep yourself healthier, by preventing disease. For example, getting your blood pressure checked at your annual exam can give you [...]

2018-12-10T13:11:29-07:00December 27th, 2017|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

La Parrilla Partnership Featuring Peer Ed!

La Parilla chose Bridgercare as its Charity Partner for all of 2017! This means that 50% of all La Pa profit will be donated to Bridgercare to support our new clinic, which is absolutely incredible. The other 50% of La Parilla's profits go back to their staff via a employee share program. Basically, La Pa [...]

2017-10-13T16:36:38-06:00October 13th, 2017|Education and Parent Resources, Fundraising, New Clinic|

Sexually Transmitted Infections: Disproportionate Impact on Females

Although both sexes are diagnosed with STIs at about the same rate, the disease impacts males and females differently. There are a few categories that play an important role in determining these differences including anatomy, lack of symptoms, long-term health effects, and complications during pregnancy and delivery. Everyone should be aware of these differences in [...]

2018-12-10T12:59:39-07:00September 25th, 2017|Education and Parent Resources|

Health Insurance 101

Like most people, you probably have some questions!    Do I need it?  Having health insurance has traditionally been a way of protecting yourself against unexpected medical bills (similar to car insurance, where you pay for coverage with the hopes that you won't get in an accident, but if you do, you have protection.)  If [...]

2018-12-10T12:55:10-07:00August 23rd, 2017|Education and Parent Resources|

Bates College “Sex Week”, a new model for the continuation of sexual health education in college?

Maddy Ekey is a Bozeman native and just graduated from Bates College in 2017! After her summer internship with Bridgercare in 2015, Maddy was instrumental in creating "Sex Week" at Bates College, which has now been adopted by the Office of Residence Life and Health Education as an important element of the Health Education curricula [...]

2018-12-10T11:58:46-07:00August 9th, 2017|Education and Parent Resources|

The Red Zone

It may sound like an intense sports commentator show on ESPN, but in reality the Red Zone is much more unsettling. It refers to the time period on college campuses from the first day of classes until Thanksgiving break when the incidence of sexual assaults spike, especially among female freshmen. Incoming freshmen are especially vulnerable [...]

2017-07-12T13:46:40-06:00June 27th, 2017|Education and Parent Resources|
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