Gynecology Care

Gynecology Care

Board certified Ob/Gyn serving communities in Oregon including Portland, Gresham, Sandy, Hillsboro and Columbia County

Gynecology Care services offered in Oregon including Portland, Gresham, Sandy, Hillsboro and Columbia County

To support your reproductive health and sexual wellness, FemForward Health provides a range of gynecology care services. Board-certified OB/GYN Mary Afsari-Howard, DO, supports communities with limited access to specialty gynecology care, which can include services such as routine wellness exams, family planning services, preventive cancer screenings, as well as visits for painful periods and heavy bleeding. Dr. Mary can also diagnose and treat a variety of gynecological conditions, including endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. Call the Portland, Oregon, office to schedule a gynecology care appointment or book a consultation online today.

What is gynecology care?

Gynecology care addresses the reproductive and sexual health needs of women, AFAB, and LGBTAIQ+ individuals through all phases of life.

FemForward Health offers gynecology care services in a mobile office, so communities with limited or no gynecological services can access the medical attention they need to support their physical, sexual, mental, and emotional wellness.

Dr. Mary provides a range of services both in the office and through an online telehealth platform to manage existing gynecological issues, support sexual wellness, and prevent long-term complications like infertility and cancer.

What gynecology care services are available?

FemForward Health offers a variety of comprehensive gynecology care services, including:

  • Routine pelvic exams
  • Pap smears
  • Vulvar and vaginal cancer screenings
  • Pelvic floor support
  • Menopausal care
  • Tubal ligation
  • Robotic-assisted hysterectomy

Dr. Mary can also address gynecological conditions like abnormal or heavy periods, endometriosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

She uses advanced technologies like hysteroscopy and laparoscopy in the mobile office to diagnose the root cause of pelvic pain and other symptoms that affect your physical health or sexual wellness. For more advanced needs, Dr. Mary will perform surgical interventions at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center in Gresham, OR.

When should I schedule a gynecology care appointment?

You should schedule a gynecology care appointment at FemForward Health if you experience any changes in your reproductive or sexual health. This can include pelvic pain, irregular periods, and infertility. Dr. Mary provides customized treatments, including gynecological surgical intervention if necessary, to address acute and chronic gynecological conditions.

Individuals should also schedule annual well-woman visits once a year, even if you’re not experiencing symptoms. 

The goals of annual wellness visits are to evaluate your overall wellness and identify potential health issues in the earliest stages before complications develop. Dr. Mary conveniently screens for gynecological cancers, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other issues in the office, so you don’t have to go elsewhere.

Dr. Mary also provides nutritional and lifestyle counseling, family planning services, and other resources that support your reproductive and sexual health. She is also a weight neutral provider and completed the online certification on Health At Every Size (HAES). If you’re looking for permanent birth control options, she can determine if you’re a candidate for tubal ligation.

Call the FemForward Health office to schedule a gynecology care appointment or book a consultation online today.