Thinking about birth control?

There are many options available to prevent pregnancy and regulate your period.

Some options include:              

  • Oral contraceptive pill
  • Contraceptive patch
  • Vaginal ring
  • Depo provera injection
  • Intrauterine Contraception (IUD/IUS)

Condoms are also effective in preventing most sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

For more information about birth control options, visit sexandu.ca

Which birth control is best for me? How do I get birth control?

The Student Medical Clinic is here to help. If you want to learn more about birth control, book an appointment for birth control counselling with a nurse at Health Services.  If you know you want to start birth control or would like to continue with your current birth control method, book an appointment with a doctor. Visits to Health services are covered by OHIP or UHIP.  Some prescriptions require multiple appointments, such as the IUD/IUS. 

If you are covered by the student supplementary plan (SSHP), your prescription can be filled at the dispensary located in the clinic.  If you have opted out of the student plan and/or have other insurance, you can get the prescription filled at any pharmacy.

Non-prescription forms of STI prevention/contraception like condoms or dental dams, can be purchased at local retailers and pharmacies.

What if I need emergency contraception?

Emergency contraception, or Plan B, is also available at the Student Medical Clinic. Plan B is available at health services for $20, by appointment with a physician. It is also available without a prescription, for a cost, at local pharmacies.

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