MIC Women’s Health Services, our reproductive and sexual health centers, provide affordable, comprehensive, and confidential reproductive healthcare to more than 4,000 women, men, and adolescents each year.We offer a complete range of reproductive and sexual healthcare, including free walk-in pregnancy testing, gynecological exams, prenatal care, birth control, Plan B, men’s sexual healthcare, teen’s sexual healthcare, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing and counseling, mental health services, and health education.
Since 2010, the overall number of women who have gained access to publicly-funded contraceptive services rose 54%, with particularly large increases among low-income and Hispanic women. Meanwhile, there have been steep declines in unplanned births and unintended pregnancies across the country, including New York. Public Health Solutions’ reproductive health services, many of which started in the 1970s, have contributed to these trends in low-income communities around NYC.
We have also collaborated with Emory University to create WhichMethod.org, a bilingual (English and Spanish) online application to help teens and young women engage in the birth control decision-making process.This digital decision-making tool helps young women choose a contraceptive method that is effective, medically appropriate, and best fits their lifestyle and goals.