We want to share a story we heard from one of our nurses about why she is with Options: She recounted the story of a young man, in his early 20s who had dropped in to the clinic. It was his first time at the clinic, he seemed uncomfortable and very anxious. He was brought into a private exam room and given the opportunity to talk about what brought him to the clinic that day. He spoke quickly and emotionally. He was sure that the symptoms he had would leave him unable to have children, unable to have sex and ultimately, unable to be loved, ever again – he had contemplated what he had left to live for. The nurse listened to him, reassured him, educated him and treated him – she gave him the time he needed to process the information. In a very short period of time, she saw the positive impact she had in supporting someone's sexual and reproductive health and broader life.
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