How to be Responsible for Your Reproductive Health

  • Keeping your body healthy is nothing to take lightly.  Especially when it comes to your reproductive health.  So, how do you go about making sure you take the proper care of yourself?  If you’ve made it this far through the Our Bodies section of EKRHP, then you have taken a huge first step.  Learning about your body, healthcare, and safety, is an important part of being able to care for yourself.  However, the best thing you can do is to get into the habit of seeing a trusted healthcare provider for regular check-ups.  Here at EKRHP we are dedicated to providing you with the resources you need to find the care you desire, as well as sharing with you the experiences of other people from around our region to help you better inform your own choices.

    Explore here, come back often, and share us with your friends and family.  In the meantime, you might want to consider taking these steps:

    1. Respect your body by taking good care of it, getting regular check-ups, and avoiding engaging in activities that could put you at a greater risk for health problems.
    2. If you are sexually active, practice “safer sex”, knowing that no sex is 100% without risks.
    3. Find a safe place to share your concerns about your sexuality, safer sex practices, and issues that may have come up for you.
    4. If you are in a violent situation, or one in which you are feeling pressured, please do your best to seek help.  “Love doesn’t have to hurt.”
    5. If you find yourself pregnant and it was unintended, take some time to fully consider your options.  It will help to talk to a counselor of your choice whether they be faith-based, non-profit, a healthcare provider, or someone whose been there before.  You are not alone.  There are many people out there willing to kindly help you find what you need to make the choice you feel is right for you.
    6. If you are planning a pregnancy, or have become pregnant and will continue the pregnancy, do your best to get healthy and informed about your birth options.  It will give you the best start to motherhood, and your baby a healthy start to life.  There are many resources available to help you with this as well.
    7. Love yourself.  Before you can love anyone else, you should be able to love and take care of your own body.

    You may contact EKRHP at [email protected].  We are available to bring our films and discussions to your gathering.

     

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