Sexual and Reproductive Health
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Sexual and Reproductive Health

Reproductive Health

Reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its functions and processes. Reproductive health implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life and that they have the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when and how often to do so. (World Health Organization)

Sexual Health

Sexual health is the ability to embrace and enjoy our sexuality throughout our lives. It is an important part of our physical and emotional health. Being sexually healthy means:

  • Understanding that sexuality is a natural part of life and involves more than sexual behavior.
  • Recognizing and respecting the sexual rights we all share.
  • Having access to sexual health information, education, and care.
  • Making an effort to prevent unintended pregnancies and STIs and seek care and treatment when needed.
  • Being able to experience sexual pleasure, satisfaction, and intimacy when desired.
  • Being able to communicate about sexual health with others including sexual partners and healthcare providers.
    (From the American Sexual Health Association)

Confidentiality and Rights of Minors

In Colorado, people under 18 can get confidential birth control, emergency contraception, and STI testing and treatment without parent/guardian permission. Parents/guardians are required to be notified before obtaining an abortion in most circumstances. Learn more.

Female doctor listens to a teenage patient's lungs during a medical exam. The doctor and patient have serious expressions on their faces.The clinics below offer a variety of sexual and reproductive health services. Please visit their websites and/or call ahead to learn more about services offered, locations, and hours of operation.

Longmont

Salud Family Health Center
220 E. Rogers Road
Longmont
303-697-2583 or 970-484-0999

Boulder

Planned Parenthood
2525 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder
303-447-1040

Boulder Valley Health Center
2855 Valmont Road
Boulder
303-413-4112

Clinica Family Health People’s Clinic
2525 13th Street
Boulder
303-650-4660

Lafayette

Clinica Family Health Lafayette Clinic
1735 S. Public Road
Lafayette
303-650-4660

Nederland

Clinica Family Health Nederland Clinic
80 Big Springs Drive, Suite 102
Nederland
303-650-4460

Online

BC4U: An online clinic operated by Children’s Hospital Colorado. Offers free, confidential sexual and reproductive healthcare (including birth control, emergency contraception, STI testing and treatment) through video chat or phone call to anyone in Colorado under the age of 25.

Young woman working at homeResources for Preventing Unplanned Teen Pregnancy

  • GENERATIONS Program
    GENERATIONS supports (primarily Latine) youth with staying in school and reducing the incidences of unintended pregnancy through a Reproductive Justice approach that encom-passes Self and Sexual Health Empowerment. This is achieved through mentorship, self-empowerment tools, and culturally responsive programming.

Pregnant and Parenting Families

LGBTQIA+ Resources

Sexual Assault Resources

  • Call 911 if you are in immediate danger
  • Love is Respect
    Free and confidential phone, live chat, and texting services with trained advocates in English and Spanish are available 24/7 to young people who have questions or concerns about their relationships. Mobilizes parents, educators, peers, and survivors to proactively raise awareness on healthy dating behaviors and how to identify unhealthy and abusive patterns.
  • Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN)
    The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and leading authority on sexual violence. Free and confidential phone and live chat services with trained advocates are available 24/7 for survivors and their loved ones.

Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence Resources

  • Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    Highly trained, experienced advocates offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, educational services and referral services. Free and confidential phone, text, and live chat services are available 24/7 in over 200 languages.
  • Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-Violence (SPAN)
    Boulder-based organization providing shelter and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence. Crisis phone services available 24/7 in English and Spanish.
  • Safe Shelter of St Vrain Valley
    Longmont-based organization providing shelter and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence. Crisis phone services available 24/7 in English and Spanish.

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Abortion in Boulder County

Abortion is legal in Colorado.

Local abortion providers:

Financial assistance for abortions and related logistical support such as lodging and transportation may be available:

Confidential and Free or Low-Cost Pregnancy Testing

Pregnancy Options

Resources for confidential, unbiased, and judgment-free information about all options available for pregnant people including parenting, adoption, and abortion:

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Community Health Division

Boulder: 303-413-7500
Longmont: 303-678-6166
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