Gynecology

Choices Women’s Medical Center offers a full range of gynecological testing and treatment, in addition to education. Our services are 100% confidential, honest, and factual. If you’re in need of any gynecology service, get in touch with us today.

Gynecology Services

We are dedicated to the highest quality of patient care for women of all cultures, nationalities, gender identities, and ages. Take a look through our services and learn how we can help you. Our same-day and walk-in appointment options make it easy for you to get all of your questions answered. 

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)

We offer diagnosis, testing, and treatment for STIs and STDs.
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Pregnancy Related Services

We provide both prenatal health services and abortion services.

Birth Control

We can educate you on a wide range of birth control options and supply them.
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Gynecology

CHOICES treat the whole woman. You are more than your vagina. 

Gynecology Services at CHOICES are affordable.Financial help is available. You can apply for Emergency Medicaid in our office for pregnancy-related care and Family Planning services. All insurances are accepted, and we will assist you with reasonable self-pay plans. Call our Financial Specialists for information.

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Regular Well-Woman Exams with CHOICES' Gynecology doctors and other medical professionals will make sure you are healthy and stay that way – and diagnose and treat any problems you may have. If you are sexually active, or are considering becoming sexually active, schedule an appointment to discuss birth control options – or how to take care of yourself for a good pregnancy. Your health and age will determine how often you should see a CHOICES GYN, ranging from six months, to once a year or every other year.  

Knowing what to expect and how to prepare for the exam will help make your CHOICES experience a good one; being prepared to raise your questions and concerns will help your gynecology specialists and doctors give you the best care possible. And that’s what we’re here for.  

If you are thinking, “what is going on down there?”, it may be time to schedule a special appointment with a CHOICES Gynecologist. Symptoms like painful vaginal sex, pelvic pain, extremely painful or heavy periods, abnormal looking or smelling discharge, abnormal redness or spots anywhere around your vagina, vaginal itchiness, or hormonal changes, could be indicators of something that needs treatment. 

It is important to get symptoms checked out and treated as soon as possible, as untreated infections or diseases can lead to chronic pain, infertility, or other more serious diseases. Even if you are not experiencing any symptoms but have recently had unprotected sex or have multiple sexual partners, it is important to get tested for STIs/STDs. 

Menstrual pain is any pain or cramping caused by your menstrual cycle (your period). There are many different treatment options, so it is important to discuss your symptoms with your provider to determine what’s best for you. The birth control pill can often help reduce cramping and promote more regular cycles, while some hormonal IUDs may temporarily get rid of your period all together. Anti-inflammatory drugs like Advil and Aleve can also be used to treat pain.  

The most important thing to remember with menstrual pain is that while some pain or cramping is normal, severe pain along with other symptoms may be a sign of an underlying problem – including endometriosis, fibroids, PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) – that needs to be treated. Your regular periods should not be keeping you home from school or work, or from completing daily tasks.

CHOICES has pledged to remain a part of our patients’ healthcare throughout the passage of time and cycles of life and offers a list of services especially for seniors. For women, CHOICES is here to guide you through the pre-menopausal and menopausal changes that you experience.   

Our senior and mid-life services include hormone level testing, hormone replacement, nutritional counseling, counseling for age-related psychological problems, sexually transmitted disease screening and treatment, medical and holistic treatments for emotional and physical problems and referrals for osteoporosis screenings and mammograms.  

While some pain and cramping during your menstrual cycle is normal, severe pain that affects your day-to-day life is not. It may be a sign of an underlying issue. Endometriosis is one of the most common causes of pelvic pain, affecting more than 1 in 10 women during their reproductive years. Symptoms can include severe cramping and very painful periods, heavy bleeding, chronic pelvic pain, pain during sex, digestive/urinary issues, difficulty getting or staying pregnant, and hormonal issues. If left untreated, endometriosis can lead to infertility and severe chronic pain. While there is no cure yet, endometriosis can be treated hormonally (oral hormone pills or hormonal IUDs) and surgically (removal of endometrial tissue) to dramatically reduce most symptoms. 

Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus. Fibroids are common (as many as 1 in 5 women will have them during childbearing years) and most commonly occur in women between the ages of 30 and 50. While some women may never know they have uterine fibroids and have no symptoms, some women may experience pelvic pain, pain with vaginal sex, heavy, painful, and long periods or irregular bleeding between cycles, frequent urination, and difficulty getting pregnant. Some uterine fibroids can just disappear on their own, but others may continue to cause severe symptoms or continue to grow and need medical treatment.  

A CHOICES Gynecologist can diagnose fibroids during a GYN visit with the use of sonogram imaging. Treatment for fibroids includes hormonal medication, non-invasive procedures that cut off blood supply to fibroids, or surgery in more severe cases. Because many fibroid symptoms can be very similar to symptoms of endometriosis and other reproductive health issues, it’s important to make an appointment for an evaluation. 

A Pap test (also known as a Pap Smear) is a test for cervical cancer. It is one of the most important gynecology tests a woman should have on a regular basis to keep healthy. In an examination room, the doctor gently swabs a tiny sample of cells from the patient’s cervix (the opening of the uterus). The sample is then sent to a lab to test for any abnormal cells. Abnormal cells do not mean the patient has cervical cancer, but further tests may be needed. 

Who should get a Pap Test?  

Women aged 21–29 years should have a Pap test alone every 3 years. Women aged 30–65 years should have a Pap test alone every 3 years or a PAP Test and an HPV test (co-testing) every 5 years (preferred). Over 65 years, no screening is needed. 

The Pap test checks for cervical cancer only. It does not check for ovarian cancer. Women aged 21–29 years should have a Pap test alone every 3 years. HPV testing is not recommended. Women aged 30–65 years should have a Pap test and an HPV test (co-testing) every 5 years (preferred).  

Your GYN doctor uses various screenings and procedures to identify and treat abnormal cells in your cervix.  The Colposcopy procedure is similar to a PAP Test, takes only 5-10 minutes and allows the doctor to have a close look at your cervix. The Cryotherapy procedure treats both harmless and malignant tissue damage if abnormal cells are found. LEEP and other treatments may be used to remove abnormal cells from your cervix.  

Both Gardasil and Gardasil 9 aim to protect against HPV. Gardasil protects both women and men from 4 types of HPV virus that can cause up to 90% of anal cancers and genital warts.  

The vaccine has also been shown to assist with protection against vulvar and vaginal cancers, as well as the formation of precancerous cervical cells.  

CHOICES Women’s Medical Center offers all manner of HPV vaccine education and administration to women. Our care is non-judgmental, compassionate, and truthful, and our patients enjoy same-day and walk-in appointments.   

Analysis of urine by physical, chemical, and microscopical means to test for the presence of disease, drugs, etc.

It is important to recognize warning signs for ovarian cancer and learn what you can do to reduce your risk. Here is what you can do:  

If you have had breast, uterine or colon cancer or a close relative has had ovarian cancer, contact CHOICES and make an appointment to meet with one of our experienced OB/GYN doctors. Over 50 years of experience in women’s health care offers you the finest in medical care.  

During your gynecology appointment at CHOICES, you can ask for a diagnostic test, like a recto-vaginal pelvic exam, a trans-vaginal ultrasound, or a CA-125 blood test that can help find or rule out ovarian cancer.  

Pay attention to your body. If you have any of the following, contact Choices Women’s Medical Center immediately and make an appointment with a gynecology specialist. These symptoms may be caused by something other than cancer, but the only way to know is to see a gynecology doctor. The earlier ovarian cancer is found and treated, the more likely treatment will be successful.  

Signs/Symptoms:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge,  
  • Pain in your abdominal area or the pelvic area below your stomach and between your hip bones,  
  • Back pain,  
  • Bloating when the area below your stomach swells or feels full,  
  • Feeling full quickly while eating or a change in your bathroom habits,  
  • Frequent urination, constipation or diarrhea.  

A clinical breast examination (CBE) is a physical examination of the breast done by a health professional. Clinical breast examinations are used along with mammograms to check women for breast cancer and breast health. 

CHOICES is licensed by the State of New York as an Ambulatory Surgery Center to perform certain types of Gynecological procedures. If your care requires surgery in a hospital facility, an experienced CHOICES physician credentialed at a hospital close to CHOICES can perform the following Gynecological procedures: 

  • Hysterectomy: Surgical removal of the uterus. 
  • Hysteroscopy – Also known as a Laparoscopy: This is a procedure to locate fibroids in a woman’s uterus by inserting a tiny camera through the vagina or a small cut near the belly button. Fibroids are knobs of muscle tissue in or attached to the uterus. 99.5 percent of fibroids are benign (noncancerous) but may cause problems and need to be removed. 
  • Oophorectomy: Surgical removal of an ovary. 
  • Salpingectomy: Surgical removal of a fallopian tube. 
  • Cervical cone: “Cervical cone” refers to the neck/top of the womb. Cervical cone biopsy or Conization is a surgical procedure to remove a small, cone-shaped sample of tissue from the cervix to test for abnormal cervical cells that could be cancerous. 
  • Myomectomy: Surgical removal of fibroids without removing the uterus. 
  • Sterilization: Any surgical or medical procedure that makes an individual physically incapable of reproduction. Sterilization is a permanent and irreversible form of birth control. It includes tubal ligation for women (“tying the tubes” so the eggs cannot pass down them into the uterus) and vasectomy for men (preventing sperm from being ejaculated). 
  • Ovarian cystectomy: Surgical removal of a cyst on the ovary. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Gynecology Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at CHOICES Women’s Medical Center are included on this page. Frequently Asked Questions are answered about Abortion in General, Abortion Pill, Surgical Abortion, Pregnancy, and CHOICES in General on separate pages. CHOICES is woman-owned and operated by mainly women staff.

Gynecology is medical care that deals with a woman’s reproductive system. Gynecology is about keeping women healthy as well as treating medical conditions and illnesses having to do with the reproductive system.   

Dedicated to the highest quality of patient care, Choices Women’s Medical Center serves women of all ages, cultures, nationalities, and gender identities with complete confidentiality. Regardless of the questions you have or the symptoms you may be experiencing, CHOICES can help. Our gynecologists provide services that are based on the most up-to-date medical information and treatment. Our same-day and walk-in appointment options make it easy for you to get all of your questions answered as quickly as possible. 

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the nation’s leading group of physicians dedicated to improving women’s health, your first visit to a gynecologist should be between the ages of 13 years and 15 years. The first visit can range from just a talk between you and your doctor to having certain testing or exams done. All information shared with your provider is kept confidential.

CHOICES serves women and girls of all ages. Sexual health services, including free education sessions for schools, is an important part of our work. Free Pregnancy Testing, Birth Control, Abortion Options, Counseling, GYN Exams, STI Testing and Treatment – CHOICES has everything teens need for sexual and reproductive health. CHOICES' staff is knowledgeable and sensitive to issues and concerns about gender identity, sexual orientation and healthy relationships. There are no age restrictions, and you do not need parental or anyone’s permission for any of our services. We encourage teens to include a parent or other trusted adult in their healthcare discussions and decisions, but it is not required, and our services are completely confidential. We take credit cards and all insurances, and financial help is available. Call us, and we will be glad to help you make an appointment for whatever you need.

Yes. You can make an appointment for the same day or walk in for immediate GYN care. CHOICES offers GYN appointments Tuesday-Saturday from 8 am-5 pm. CHOICES is easy to reach from any part of New York City by public transportation.

Your appointment will cover any questions you may have about your reproductive health, including birth control options, problems with your monthly period, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), and pregnancy-related concerns. It is also the time for you to raise any troublesome conditions or symptoms you may have but don’t know what they may indicate. Every three years, women 21-29 years old should get a PAP test (see below), as part of a Well-Woman Exam. Every five years women 30-65 should get a PAP Test and HPV Test or a PAP Test alone every three years. Well Woman Exams will go over all the things you need to know and do to keep healthy.

A Pap test (also known as a Pap Smear) is a test for cervical cancer. It is one of the most important gynecology tests a woman should have on a regular basis to keep healthy. In an examination room, the doctor gently swabs a tiny sample of cells from the patient’s cervix (the opening of the uterus). The sample is then sent to a lab to test for any abnormal cells. Abnormal cells do not mean the patient has cervical cancer, but further tests may be needed.

All women ages 21-29 years old should get a Pap Test every 3 years. Women 30-65 should get a PAP Test and HPV Test every five years or a PAP Test alone every three years. Women over 65 do not need a PAP screening.

You should schedule your appointment between menstrual periods. We ask that you not have vaginal sex or douche or insert anything into your vagina for the 24 hours before your exam to avoid irritating the vaginal tissue and increasing the chance of incorrect PAP Test results. At your appointment, your doctor will ask you about your sexual health history and any problems or concerns you have about your reproductive health. No questions or topics are off limits, and you should feel free to speak frankly to your doctor and medical team.

CHOICES serves people of different gender identities, and our staff is experienced with issues of particular concern to the LGBTQ communities. CHOICES is proud of our history of serving the needs of people of all cultures, nationalities, gender identities and ages.

We have many ways to work out payment so that gynecological care, including abortion services, can be free or low-cost. If you qualify, you can get free birth control by enrolling on-site at CHOICES for the New York State Family Planning Benefit Program or Family Planning Extension Program. We take credit cards and all insurances, and financial help is available. Call us, and we will be glad to help you make an appointment for whatever you need.

Yes. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and diseases (STDs) are spread through intimate sexual activity: vaginal, anal and oral sex. Many can be cured. Others cannot. But all STIs and STDs can be treated. These include Herpes, Trichomoniasis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and HIV/AIDS. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential to prevent serious health problems. Visit the special page on our website to learn more.

The only way to know for sure is to get tested. Both men and women, all ages and gender identities can get tested at CHOICES. If you think you have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease (STI/STD) or have symptoms like an unusual discharge, itching, a rash or anything that doesn’t feel normal, contact us immediately for an appointment.

CHOICES offers many different types of birth control, and its team of experienced and knowledgeable health care providers created the ESPC Model to help you to select the type that is right for you.

E–Effectiveness: Some methods are less than 50% effective; others are over 99% effective. How important is it for you to avoid pregnancy?

S-Safety: There are benefits and risks to every type of birth control and every patient reacts differently. By taking your health history into consideration, a CHOICES' health care professional will recommend the safest type of birth control for you.

P-Personality: The CHOICES' counseling staff and dedicated health care providers will take the time to get to know you in order to help select the method of birth control that best suits you needs, likes, dislikes and lifestyle.

C-Cost: Birth control ranges in price from $0-$1,500 depending on which method you choose. Most insurances will cover the cost of your birth control. If you qualify, you can get free birth control by enrolling on-site at CHOICES for the New York State Family Planning Benefit Program or Family Planning Extension Program

Click here to learn more about all birth control options available at CHOICES.

An IUD, which stands for intrauterine device, is a tiny t-shaped device made of plastic (hormonal IUD) or copper (Paragard copper IUD) that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. Once it is inserted it can last up to 10 years, so it is a long-term option for birth control. However, it can be removed at any time should you decide you want to get pregnant or just don’t want it anymore.

CHOICES offers different types of IUDs, so it’s important to know the difference to determine which IUD might be best for you. There are two main types of IUDs, hormonal IUDs and non-hormonal IUDs. Mirena, Kyleena, and Skyla are all types of hormonal IUDs (meaning they work by releasing hormones into your uterus that work to prevent pregnancy). The Paragard is a non-hormonal IUD that is wrapped in copper. The copper kills any sperm so that it can’t fertilize eggs. Learn more about IUDs here.

HPV (Human papillomavirus) is a very common STD (sexually transmitted disease). It is the leading cause of cervical cancer.

The HPV Vaccine also known as Gardasil has been tested and proven to help protect people from most types of HPV that cause cervical cancer. It is most effective before a woman or teen begins to have sex. It is given in 3 shots over a 6-month period. Anyone from ages 9-26 can get the shots. Some women over 26 to age 40 may be able to get the shot.

CHOICES is licensed by the State of New York as an Ambulatory Surgery Center to perform certain types of Gynecological procedures. Colposcopy is a procedure that enables your gynecologist to get a close look at your cervix. The exam takes 5 to 10 minutes, and the process is similar to getting a Pap smear. If abnormal cells are found, the Cryotherapy procedure can treat both harmless and malignant tissue damage. Your doctor also may recommend LEEP or another treatment to remove abnormal cells from your cervix. CHOICES' doctors perform all procedures in our Choices Women’s Medical Center. If your care requires surgery in a hospital facility, an experienced CHOICES' physician credentialed at a hospital close to CHOICES can perform many gynecological surgical procedures.

Map & Directions

Choices Women’s Medical Center is located at 147-32 Jamaica Avenue, Queens, NY 11435, just two blocks from the Long Island Rail Road’s Jamaica Station and multiple New York City subway lines. For our out-of-town patients, we are also close to Kennedy and Laguardia airports. Our main entrance is just off Jamaica Avenue on 147th Street. Look for our blue awning.
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By Train: Long Island Rail Road operates a train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica every 10 minutes. The journey takes 21 min. Get directions.

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CHOICES understands and respects that not every person with the capacity for pregnancy identifies as a woman. We respect each individual’s gender identity, expression, and experience, and desire to be helpful and compassionate to all who need information about abortion or support.  As an expression of this concern, CHOICES initiated the first Trans Health Care Program in New York State in 2016.

While we do make an effort to use gender-inclusive language (person/people/they/them/patient) throughout our website, we do of course use woman/women/girls. We do so in order to acknowledge the long history of gender discrimination targeting women, the specialized health care that we provide, our experience with hundred of thousands of women using our services and the biological reality that only people with uteruses are biologically capable of become pregnant and carrying a fetus.

CHOICES believes that cost should never keep a person from having access to health care. If you’re asking, “Where can I get free or low-cost health services?” our Financial Counselors can help you apply on-site to government programs that can cover your medical care. You can apply in the morning and get services that same day. We take most insurances and work closely with nonprofits that fund abortion services and help with transportation and overnight housing for patients who need it. We take credit cards, cash and can arrange payment plans. Learn More Here.

CHOICES will never turn patients away simply because they can’t afford care. If you’re one of the many people wondering, “Where can I get free or low-cost health services?” staff members will help create a financial plan that suits each patient’s individual circumstances, including Emergency Medicaid, because no one should have to compromise the quality of their health care due to their economic status. Learn More Here.

CHOICES accepts most private insurances, subject to verification:

  • Affinity
  • Cigna
  • Empire BCBS
  • Health first
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Wellcare
  • And many more!
 

We are currently hiring for multiple full and part-time positions. Learn more on our Indeed Page.

If you live in a state where you can’t get an abortion, Choices Women’s Medical Center, founded in 1971, can provide you with an immediate, safe, and confidential appointment for abortion up to 24 weeks. 

With the new changes to laws, it has become difficult, if not impossible to receive an abortion in many states. We will help you come to CHOICES to receive the highest quality abortion care. We can help you with travel details including airfare and housing, the costs of your trip, and the cost of your abortion.

Our Out-of-Town Program was created with your needs in mind. In most cases, you can get an appointment within 1-3 days. New York State allows abortion up to 24 weeks with NO limitations. NO age restrictions. NO requirements that you notify parents or partners, NO waiting periods.

Learn More Here.

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