Mobile Gynecological Clinic
The Mobile Gynecological Clinic for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) has been operating ever since 2013 with the aim to improve the access and quality of SRH services for women from hard-to-reach populations (sex workers (SR) and injecting drug users (IDU), as well as for women living in rural areas who have limited access to gynecological services or no access at all.
Field activities are carried out with a terrain vehicle, appropriately adapted for offering gynecological services, equipped with gynecological chair, Echo apparatus and necessary medical instruments. Gynecological services are offered by an expert team, comprised of a specialist, a gynecologist – obstetrician and a nurse – midwife.
The Mobile Gynecological Clinic strictly respects the principles of voluntariness, confidentiality, privacy and age limit in its work. All services are offered free of charge.
HERA conducts its field activities in cooperation with partner organizations in 10 cities in the country: Kumanovo (PULS Association), Tetovo (CRUJZH Association), Gostivar (HELP Association), Ohrid and Struga (OPTION Association), Prilep, Bitola (Association VITA VITA) , Delchevo and Vinica (KHAM Association), Strumica (Association IZBOR). Detailed information on field shifts in cities (day, hour and location) can be obtained from the local citizens organizations.
The Mobile Gynecological Clinic offers the following gynecological services:
- Gynecological examination
- ECHO test
- PAP test
- Chlamydia test
- Application of Intrauterine device (IUD) • Oral hormonal contraception
- Emergency contraception
- Rapid pregnancy tests
- Free treatment of STIs
- Counselling on modern contraception, family planning and termination of pregnancy
- Preventive counselling for HIV
- Distribution of free condoms, lubricants and educational materials