Planned Parenthood Middlebury Health Center

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I had a wonderful experience at the Middlebury Planned Parenthood clinic. Scared and alone one summer many miles from family, I called them in a panic because my birth control Rx, which I'd been on for six years or so, had run out and none of the Middlebury College nurse practitioners would refill it (I have migraines with aura; some docs won't prescribe combination pills to me as a result).

The women I dealt with at Planned Parenthood took the time to talk to me like a human being (unlike the college staff, who mostly seemed annoyed at my anxiety), explain why migraines make combination birth control pills so risky for me and offer other options. I ended up deciding to have an IUD inserted rather than going back on the pill, and the clinic was able to get me an appointment quickly. They let a friend come with me to hold my hand, and the nurse talked me through the whole procedure with calm authority. The clinic operates on a sliding scale for payment and the procedure ended up costing very little compared to what a private practice OB/GYN might charge.

All in all, I remain extremely grateful for the respect I was treated with at this clinic and would happily recommend their services to anyone in need of reproductive care in Central VT.

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sexual/reproductive healthcare
STI/STD testing and treatment
contraception (birth control) and emergency contraception
pregnancy testing
pregnancy all-options counseling
originally written 01.27.2011  •  updated 01.27.2011  • 

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