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Am I Ready to Have Sex?

“My boyfriend wants to have sex, but I’m not sure if I am ready. We’ve been dating a long time. He says that he loves me, but…” Do these words sound familiar? In most dating relationships the question arises. Am I ready to have sex? The fact of the matter in this question is not […]

Birth Parent – Adoption: Myths and Realities

Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy? Have you thought about adoption but not sure what is fact or fiction? Let’s take a look together at some of the myths people believe and their actual realities. Myth 1: The birth mother will regret the adoption decision the rest of her life and have emotional problems. Reality […]

Grief After Loss

Everyone experiences it at some point in life. It does not seem a friend but a roaring enemy. It stabs; it stings. Grief, emotional suffering. Grief is a natural response to loss yet nothing about it “feels natural.” Any loss can cause grief. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief. Losses can […]

Miscarriage Q&A

Did you know that many as 50% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage — most often before a woman misses a menstrual period or even knows she is pregnant? In fact, about 15% of recognized pregnancies will end in a miscarriage. A miscarriage, often called a spontaneous abortion, is any pregnancy that is not viable (the […]

After an Abortion

After an Abortion… If you have had an abortion or are considering one you may want to know what to expect after the procedure. Every woman’s body is unique and reacts in different ways but here is a general idea of what to expect. The body takes time to recover after an interrupted pregnancy. Common […]


Looking down at that little + sign and facing an unplanned pregnancy is frightening. Every thought races through your mind…What am I going to do? This will ruin everything! I don’t even know if he loves me! I have no support. I never thought this could happen to me! This similar story line has flashed […]

The Morning-After Pill

You wake up the next morning, and realize what has happened… You are scared, shocked, and unsure of what to do next. You remember your friend talking about some kind of pill. What was it? Will it protect me? Will it help me out of this mess? Making a decision to take any medication is […]

Pregnancy Symptoms

Your period is late. You can’t help but wonder: Could I be pregnant? Common signs and symptoms that accompany pregnancy may help you determine if you are. 1.       A missed period. This is the most common indicator to women but some women don’t have regular periods or don’t keep track. Other symptoms can be clues… […]

Male Mentor

When we want to get good at something what do we do? Who do we watch? Someone who wants to be a fantastic hockey player is not necessarily planning to watch his junior high brother play basketball. The brother may not be the best person to ask for wisdom and advice about the ins and […]

Mean Girls

Mean girls. You’ve seen them. You know them. Have you ever thought, ever wondered, why are mean girls mean? One mom described this to her daughter: Some girls are mean because they don’t feel good about themselves and hurting another makes them feel stronger and powerful. Also, some girls have mean parents and so that […]

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At Options for Women, we recognize that women have a right to make their own decisions about the outcome of their pregnancy and their sexual health. We are here to help women and their partners make informed and thoughtful decisions. The information presented on this website is intended for general educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.

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