When people have access to quality reproductive and sexual health care and education, they can live happier and healthier lives.
What can you do?  Get screened for cancers and sexually transmitted infections and practice safe sex.  Breast, colorectal and prostate cancer are three of the most common forms of cancer in the United States.  We have seen an increase in the number of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphillis cases across the country and locally.  Protect yourself by learning the risks for various types of cancers and get screened based on current guidelines to detect cancer early.  Reduce your risk for STI by getting tested frequently and using barriers such as condoms.  Winneshiek County Public Health has protective barriers available and we encourage you to call to schedule an appointment to be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea.