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Livingston County Department of Health press release for the Center for Sexual Health and Wellness

The following press release was released by the Livingston County Department of Health:

Reproductive Health Center (RHC), has provided quality comprehensive
family planning, sexual and reproductive health services to teens and adults in our community since 1971 and continues to offer the most up to date care. RHC now has a new name, the Center for Sexual Health and
Wellness, which better represents the services that are offered.


The Center for Sexual Health and Wellness, a program of the Livingston County Department of Health, continues to offer clinics at two community sites in Dansville and Mt. Morris, which are located in Livingston County to make family planning services conveniently accessible to all County residents. Two additional clinics are located at SUNY Geneseo and provide services to SUNY Geneseo students.

“The Center for Sexual Health and Wellness continues to make preventive health and family planning services accessible to many low-income and uninsured community members”, states Jennifer Rodriguez, Public Health Director.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Center for Sexual Health and Wellness’ existence! The Center is celebrating the significant positive impact it has had on teens and adults in our community. According to the
New York State Department of Health, the teen birth rate among Livingston County youth aged 15-19 has continued to remain low for several years. While STI rates in Livingston County are much lower than New York State rates, they have trended upward in the past few years. This has also been occurring nationally.


“Individuals who may be at risk for STIs are encouraged to call the Center for Sexual Health and Wellness or their doctor to get tested”, states Jennifer Rodriguez, Public Health Director. In addition to STI testing,
Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) is another way to reduce the spread of STIs. EPT is the clinical practice of treating the sex partners of patients diagnosed with chlamydia, gonorrhea or trichomoniasis by providing
prescriptions or medications to the patient to take to his/her partner without the health care provider first examining the partner.

The goals of the Center for Sexual Health and Wellness are to ensure the availability of birth control, offer STI testing and treatment and provide annual exams including cervical cancer screenings. Our friendly and
professional staff provide in person services using COVID-19 precautions or using telehealth through video chat or online. Confidential, low or no cost services include birth control, emergency contraception, STI testing
and treatment, HIV rapid testing, pregnancy testing and options counseling, reproductive life planning, annual exams and counseling and referral services.

For more information on the Center for Sexual Health and Wellness, please visit www.livingstoncouny.us/rhc or call 585-243-7540 to make an appointment today!



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