Updates from Clinic Sofia During COVID-19
The situation with COVID-19 is continually changing and we will do our best to keep you updated on any changes to our clinic operations.
How Does a Virtual Visit Work?
As Clinic Sofia is now offering virtual visits, we want to share a few details on how these visits are conducted and who is eligible.
Clinic Sofia Hosts Third Annual Crimson Kits Drive
Supporting women in the community who may not have access to the products they need during their period, Clinic Sofia is hosting its third-annual “Crimson Kits” drive, collecting period products to donate to Haven Housing and People Serving People ahead of the holidays. Last year, Clinic Sofia collected enough supplies to support approximately 30 women through their periods for a full year.
Ovarian Cancer Screenings
When ovarian cancer is found early, nearly 95 percent of patients live five years or longer after diagnosis, according to the American Cancer Society, yet only about 20 percent of cases are detected early. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, so you might be seeing more people wearing teal and sharing the sometimes-subtle signs of ovarian cancer. These can include bloating, pelvic/abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and urinary urgency or frequency.
Ask Sofia: What’s the difference between perimenopause and menopause?
National Menopause Awareness Month is a perfect time to learn more about the various stages associated with menopause, when your period ceases and the reproductive years come to a close. Many of the symptoms of perimenopause, sometimes called “before menopause” or “around menopause,” are similar to those of the better-known menopause, yet this stage can start as many as 10 years prior.
Your Teen’s First Exam
While managing your family’s schedule is likely second-nature to you by now, many parents hesitate when making their daughter’s first appointment with a gynecologist. “What is the right age?” and “When is the right time?” are both questions we hear a lot.