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 (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.
Looking for more information?
- Call the Student Medical Clinic and request to speak to a nurse