The Gynecology Clinic offers high-quality, confidential, comprehensive, and sensitive gynecological and reproductive health services.
We recognize that people are unique, with varied beliefs, cultural backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations, and we provide competent care while addressing individual needs.
Whether it’s a first-time gynecological physical exam, a routine STI screen, a sexual concern, or a discussion of contraception or pregnancy options including abortion referral and follow-up, it’s a priority to let patients know that their concerns are important and we will listen and treat them with respect.
Our skilled clinicians include gynecologists, resident physicians, advance practice nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, psychologists, and experienced nurses who believe that by providing health information and evidence-based care, we can empower patients to make the best health care decisions for themselves.
UHS offers telehealth contraception visits to reduce barriers to accessing contraception. This appointment type allows for greater flexibility in contraceptive visits. This also results in more focused visits for patients who require in-person provider consultation.
Telehealth contraception visits allows patients to complete a health history form in MyUHS and schedule a phone call with a Gynecology provider to address any concerns and be prescribed an appropriate contraceptive method over the phone.
Forensic Nurse Exam
Forensic nurse exams for students who have experienced sexual assault and/or dating violence are available at UHS during business hours for no-cost.
Forensic nurses can provide emotional support, physical examination and wellness check, collection of medical forensic evidence, assistance with reporting to police (mandatory reporting for students under 18), assistance with concerns about sexually transmitted infection (STI) and pregnancy, assistance with safety planning, and development of a medical follow-up plan.
To schedule an appointment for an unwanted sexual encounter, log in to MyUHS or call 608-265-5600 (option 1).
Information about miscarriage or abortion
UHS remains dedicated to providing a spectrum of gynecology services to our student community – including contraception consultations, as well as abortion referrals and follow-up.
You should seek follow-up care after a miscarriage, self-managed abortion, or medication/ surgical abortion if:
- you have a fever >100.4
- you are bleeding heavily soaking >1 pad per hour for >3 hours
- you have severe lower abdominal/pelvic pain
- you have lightheadedness and are bleeding heavily
- you are still bleeding after 3-4 weeks
- you have a positive pregnancy test after 3-4 weeks
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines unsafe abortions as those provided by unskilled providers or in an unsafe environment with increased risk of infection, hemorrhage, or organ damage.
To locate safe, abortion services, go to: abortionfinder.org/