Family Planning Program
- Who can go to a Family Planning Clinic?
- What can I expect?
- What kind of clinical exam will I get?
- What Happens Next?
- Download NM DOH FPP Brochure
Anyone may request services.
NM state law allows teens to receive these services without parent's permission.
You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to get clinic services.
We will discuss your health and plan to have or not have children.
We will help you decide what birth control choices are best for you if you are not ready to have children.
The nurse will answer questions about birth control methods, the physical exam, STIs and lab tests.
You will learn how different birth control methods work and their benefits and risks.
The nurse may also discuss safety, smoking, eating habits, exercise and stress with you.
A physical exam. If needed:
Laboratory tests (including Pap smear, urine and/or blood tests for STIs).
You can ask the nurse any questions you have.
You will get a supply of your birth control method.
We will make sure you know how to use your birth control method and a "back up method".
We will talk about side effects of your birth control method.
We may suggest that you see another doctor if you need care that we do not offer. This extra care will be a your own expense.