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Gynecological Exams/Contraception

  • Pap smears
    Pap smears are used for screening women for changes of the cervix that could lead to cervical  cancer. They are often taken  during  routine annual gynecological exams. Cells collected from the  cervix are sent to a laboratory where they are checked under a microscope for  abnormalities. If Pap smears do lead to detection of  precancerous  cells at an early stage, these cells can be treated with great success. Precancerous cell  changes usually cause no symptoms.  That is why it is important to have routine Pap smears.
  • Yeast or bacterial infections
    Vaginal yeast infection, or candidiasis, is caused by an  overgrowth of the fungus Candida  albicans. Candida are organisms  normally  found in the vagina in small numbers.
  • Oral contraception
    After consultation, SHS can prescribe birth control pills to females  to be taken by mouth (oral) every day.
  • Depo provera injections
    After consultation, SHS can inject Depo Provera which is a hormonal  medication that is given by injection every three months.
  • NuvaRing
    After consultation, SHS can prescribe Nuva Ring which is self-inserted vaginally once a month to slowly release a low dose of  hormones in order to prevent pregnancy.
  • Ortho Evra Contraceptive Patch
  • After consultation, SHS can prescribe Ortho Evra patch which is a patch that is changed every week for 3 weeks, then left off for a week. It contains a low dose of hormones in order to prevent pregnancy.


254 University Boulevard
Across the street from Baxley Hall
(east side of University Blvd)
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Mailing Address

Student Health Services
Coastal Carolina University
251 University Boulevard
Conway, South Carolina 29526

Telephone:  843-349-6543
Facsimile:    843-349-6546


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