Your Guide to Reproductive Resources in Boulder

Reproductive health is not something you should put off; but in a world where reproductive services are limited, it’s hard not to. If you are sexually active, it is recommended you get a wellness exam every year and get tested for STDs every six months - or whenever you start seeing a new partner. Even if you aren’t sexually active, it is important to be aware of your reproductive health to help spot cancer and other conditions that may otherwise go unnoticed. Whether you are looking for contraceptives, abortion services, or pregnancy and STD tests, you have options. There are many resources available in Boulder to meet your needs and to help you better prioritize your reproductive health. With the controversy surrounding reproductive choice currently, there have been instances where “fake” clinics have popped up - resources that appear to be legitimate, but have a hidden political/religious agendas. That is a scary thought, but I have compiled here a few legit reproductive health services in the Boulder area. 

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CU Health Center.

All students at CU Boulder have access to reproductive services through the health center. Through the health center, you have access to a gynecologist, nurses and other health care specialists to assist you with your reproductive health needs. Here, you have access to services such as;

  • Wellness checks

  • Contraceptives (birth control, IUDs, Nexplanon and more)

  • Pregnancy testing

  • STD testing

  • Pap smears

  • Breast exams 

  • Early pregnancy care 

  • Transgender patient care 

CU Boulder offers services for all gender identities and sexualities. You can schedule an appointment through the health center website or by giving them a call. Telehealth visits are also offered at this time. Learn more information about their services and making appointments here on their website. 

 

Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center.

Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center is an independent reproductive health provider in Boulder. According to their website, they prioritize patient privacy as well as allowing their patients to make their own reproductive choices. Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center offers services such as:

  • Wellness checks

  • Many forms of birth control 

  • Emergency contraception

  • Abortion services/counseling

  • STD/STI testing 

  • Transgender/Non-binary health services 

You can schedule an appointment by calling their clinic. For those passionate about reproductive health in their local community can volunteer their time and money to the health center. They also have Telehealth visits. Learn more information here on their website. 

 

Boulder Community Health.

Boulder Community Health is a local hospital in Boulder and Erie, but they also offer reproductive health services. Here you can see a gynecologist and receive services such as:

  • Family planning

  • Contraceptives 

  • Fertility evaluations

  • Menopausal care

You can find a physician and make an appointment through their website here.  

 

Planned Parenthood of Boulder.

Another option for reproductive health services in Boulder is Planned Parenthood. Founded in 1916, Planned Parenthood has been at the forefront of the fight for reproductive rights far before Roe v. Wade. Since then, Planned Parenthood has set up clinics across the country, giving many people access to abortions, contraception and other reproductive health services. The clinic in Boulder offers many services, including;

  • Abortion

  • Contraceptives

  • HIV Services 

  • Pregnancy testing/services

You can schedule an appointment through their website or by calling their location. You can also donate to Planned Parenthood if you want to support their mission.

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All of these resources are good starts for prioritizing your reproductive health depending on your provider and your needs. Although it seems like an intimidating process, reproductive health is important to everyone regardless of your sexuality, gender identity, or sexual activity. Taking care of your reproductive health can greatly improve your mental and physical well-being, so look into your options, make an appointment, and most importantly, take advantage of your right to make your own decision regarding your reproductive health and do not hesitate.