General Gynecologist offering a Full
Range of Women’s Health Services in
The Women’s Aid Center is a family planning and general gynecology clinic in Chicago.
We are a private clinic, owned and managed by women. Chicagoland women trust us to care for their reproductive health and well-being.
Below are some of the questions our clients frequently ask us about general women’s healthcare and gynecology. For more information, or to make an appointment for general women’s health, please contact us.
To browse frequently asked questions about pregnancy signs and symptoms, and for information about women’s abortion options, please click here.
We offer a wide variety of gynecological services. We are here to help with issues relating to fertility, menstruation, sexual health, and breast health. One of the best ways to ensure that you remain healthy is to have regular gynecological exams.
What can I expect during a gynecological exam?
Our board-certified gynecologists and multilingual medical team are committed to providing high-quality care for women. During a gynecological exam—often referred to as a pelvic exam—a doctor evaluates your reproductive organs. The doctor will check your vulva, vagina, cervix, ovaries, uterus, rectum and pelvis. A Pap test, which screens for cervical cancer, as well as a breast exam, are also included. Though some women find the exam slightly uncomfortable, it is not painful. A pelvic exam typically lasts only a few minutes.
If you need information on birth control or have concerns or questions about your sexual or reproductive health, our medical team can provide the answers you need.
How often should I see a gynecologist?
How often you should visit your gynecologist depends on your age, current health issues, future fertility plans, and any history of sexually transmitted disease.
- Young women, from teenagers to those around age 30, should see a gynecologist
each year. If you plan to become sexually active, you should see a gynecologist first to discuss birth control options and safe sex practices.
- For women over the age of 30 who have had at least 3 normal pap smears (a check for cervical cancer), a visit every 2-3 years may be sufficient. Pap smears might be suggested more frequently, however, if a woman is sexually active with more than one partner.
- Women over the age of 40 may need to be seen more frequently, particularly if they have high risk factors for certain kinds of cancers or genetic pelvic conditions.
- After age 70, if there have been no problems and no new sexual partners, many women can stop regular visits.
The links below offer more in-depth information on important topics in women’s healthcare. We are here to help you take charge of your sexual and reproductive health. If you have additional questions, please contact us.
Women’s health services we provide:
- Abortion Pill (RU-486: Medical Abortion – Non-Surgical Abortion)
- General Gynecology & Women’s Health (Pelvic Exam)
- Pap Smear, HPV Testing & Colposcopy
- Diagnostic Ultrasound
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Diagnosis and Treatment
- Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Testing and Treatment
- Vaginitis (Yeast or Bacterial Infection) Diagnosis and Treatment
- Birth Control Consultations and Counseling
- Menopause Counseling
- Menstrual Cycle Information and Support
- Breast Cancer Screening
- Uterine Cancer Screening
- Ovarian Cancer Screening
- We Give Mammogram Referrals
- We Offer Emergency Contraception (Morning-After Pill)
- We Provide Free Urine Pregnancy Tests
- We Provide Proof of Pregnancy
- We Provide Blood Tests
Let a trusted gynecologist in Chicago evaluate your health and perform a gynecological exam. Contact Women’s Aid Center today to make an appointment.