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Birth Control

Birth Control Options

There are many birth control options to keep you from getting pregnant.

The Health Unit can provide the following types of birth control:

  • The pill
  • The patch (Evra®)
  • Vaginal ring (Nuvaring®)
  • Injectable (Depo Provera®)
  • Condoms
  • IUD (intrauterine device)
  • IUS (intrauterine system, ex: Mirena®)

The SexandU website has more info about birth control options. Visit one of our clinics and talk to a nurse about which option is right for you. Visit the Clinics & Classes page to find a Sexual Health Clinic near you.

Forgot to take or late taking your birth control? You could be at risk of getting pregnant. Contact a public health nurse, your doctor, or pharmacist about what to do. Information about forgetting or taking your birth control late can also be found at the SexandU website.

Emergency Birth Control

Did you have unprotected sex and don’t want to get pregnant? Emergency birth control should be taken ASAP (within 5 days). To find out if emergency birth control is right for you, drop in to a Sexual Health clinic, or call 1-800-660-5853 to speak with a Public Health Nurse. Visit the Clinics & Classes page to find a Sexual Health Clinic near you.

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