our clinic is a non-abortion facility, so all we do is prevention. as a tech i will be dispensing birth control, scheduling appointments, counseling morning after pill patients, giving depo shots/pregnancy tests, providing general bc/ec/std/hiv info, and prepping patients and exam rooms for general gyn care. i will also have the option of getting hiv pre- and post- test counselor certified.
this really is my dream job. i have always believed in a womans right to have an abortion, but i also believe that it is most ethical and efficient to try to prevent as many abortions as possible with effective sex education programs and easily accessible birth control methods. i have been a little disappointed that most of my fellow clinic techs support the mission of pp (they have to to work there), but not with the same passion that i do. for them its more 'just a job,' and it does show sometimes.
but my goal in working at this pp clinic is to reach girls before they a pregnant with a baby that they dont want or didnt intend to have. not to mention, before they catch some std that they cant get rid of. i know some days i will be more successful than other days. and i know that i will meet girls with stories that make me cringe. but i also know that those girls i do reach will keep me going.