Still in School?

Are you a student at Chisago Lakes, North Branch or Rush City schools, another area school or surrounding community college and you are worried you might be pregnant or are in an unhealthy relationship? If so, Options for Women of Chisago County is here for you. Since 1982, weve been a trusted resource and support for area students, providing free, strictly confidential services to students just like you.  Make an appointment today to talk to someone about your situation and your options. You have rights as a student, and youre not alone. We promise.

Dont Panic

Missing your period isnt always an indication that youre pregnant. As a student, you face many pressures that can impact your female monthly cycle. Lifestyle, stress, exercise, diet and even medication can sometimes make your period late or un-regular. If youve missed your period or youre experiencing other pregnancy symptoms, the most important thing you can do is determine if youre really pregnant before you panic. Make an appointment for a free pregnancy test at Options for Women of Chisago County. Our tests are medical quality, 99% accurate and completely free.

Thinking About Abortion?

Every year our center sees women from area high school and college campuses who are considering abortion as a solution to an unplanned pregnancy. If youre thinking about visiting an abortion clinic, visit Options for Women of Chisago County first. One of our trained lay counselors will talk to you about your situation and provide information about abortion procedures and the other options available to you.

How Do I Tell My Parents?

Telling your parents or loved ones that youre pregnant can be very overwhelming. You may be worried about breaking the news to them. What will they say? What will they think or do? Maybe youre determined to find a solution to your pregnancy before they ever find out. So many women have found themselves in this same placeyoure truly not alone. Options for Women understands how stressful and scary telling your parents can be. Our staff is available to talk to you about your situation and provide support and tips for telling your parents youre pregnant. Let us help.

Want To Stay In School?

Going to school while youre pregnant can seem overwhelming or even nearly impossible. If youre worried about facing your peers or managing the classroom pregnant or afraid pregnancy will keep you out of school, you may be considering abortion. Before you decide, visit Options for Women of Chisago County. Our lay counselors are available to talk to you about your situation, provide abortion information and offer you free health services to help determine what options are available to you at this point in your pregnancy.

Feeling Pressure?

An unexpected pregnancy in high school or college can often bring added pressure from a partner who is worried about his own future or even sometimes from a parent who had different plans for you. No one can decide for you or force you to have an abortion, even if youre a minor. This decision is yours. If youre feeling pressured to have an abortion and want someone to talk to, make an appointment to speak with one of our lay counselors. Youll find the care and support you need to make the decision thats right for you.