DID YOU KNOW?
The Reproductive Health and Wellness clinic has been a part of the Fulton County Health Dept for 20+ years. It is a federally funded program that allows staff to provide reproductive health & wellness services to men and women. This includes life planning counseling to men and women of childbearing age. A best practice technique is motivational interviewing to determine what the client’s needs are and how we can help. It may be that the client presents for a pap exam and/or sexually transmitted disease screening, but after talking, several other needs are found that we may be able to help with. A common one we hear from both young men and women is that they are not looking to be pregnant in the next year, so in this case we can provide proper education and birth control options. For many women a concern may be achieving a healthy weight in preparation for getting pregnant or help with losing weight after being pregnant. For these women we may be able to help provide financial access to one of the local gyms in the area, along with health coaching, incentives and monthly weigh-ins for participants. Being overweight or obese puts women at risk for developing serious health conditions, such as fertility issues, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. The purpose of this part of the program is to help women obtain a healthy weight.