About PPR

If you are a young person who has questions about sexual health. We're the place to go. If you're a funder who really believes in helping our community be healthier and make stronger choices, then we're the place to talk with about projects, donations and funding. If you're sexually active and you want to learn more about how to take care down there, come see us. If you're gay, straight, lesbian, intersexed, interested, curious, bi-curious, bi-sexual or sexually active with anyone...explore this site, stop by or give us a call. If you're a parent and you don't know how to talk with your son or daughter about sex, come chat with us. Started in 1986, Planned Parenthood Regina is a not-for-profit community organization. Our only affiliation is with the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health. , a mighty fine organization. What do we want? We want to promote positive sexual health in our community by providing some physician and nurse services,  education, resources and referrals. That's all. That's it.


Downloadables

Here's where you get the lowdown on everything from abortion to birth control. Brochures you can download and look at whenever you want. Also, all the links we like. Go ahead, click away...

Pregnant and Undecided: You Have Choices
Birth Control
Emergency Contraception (a.k.a. Plan B, Morning After Pill, ECP)
Abortion
Condoms
Evra (The Patch)
HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
Internal Uterine Device (IUD) and Mirena
NuvaRing (The Ring)
About Hep C


Hormonal Birth Control

Hormonal Birth Control is a method used daily/weekly/monthly to prevent pregnancy. It is a proven and reliable method of birth control. It can be taken in the form of a pill daily, or the patch (which you place on your skin) weekly, or the Ring (which you insert into your vagina) monthly. When taken as suggested they are all more than 99% effective (which would be a pretty good mark in English class). To protect yourself from STIs it's a good idea to double up and use hormonal birth control and condoms.

Here's how hormonal birth control works:

· It contains two female sex hormones: estrogen and progestin.

· Estrogen and progestin stop the monthly release of the egg by your ovaries.

· Progestin also produces mucus at the cervix (the opening of your uterus) that makes it more difficult for sperm to enter and move up into your uterus.

All types of hormonal birth controls require a prescription. If you are interested in birth control, we provide birth control counseling, free and confidential. There's also a really good birth control selection tool online . For more information, download the Birth Control brochure. As of March 2010, Planned Parenthood Regina carries the following birth control:

$10: Brevicon .5/35, Brevicon 1/35, Demulen 30, Minovral, Tricyclen Lo, Triquilar , Alesse

$12: Evra Patch, Linessa and Marvelon

$15: NuvaRing, Yaz, Yasmin

We do not carry generic pills and can not substitute. Please have your doctor write your prescription for one of these brand name pills.


Your Rights

Your Sexual Health Rights The more you know your rights, the more it helps you choose what's best for you.

You have the right to make decisions about your body. You have the right to:

  • Agree whether or not to have sex with someone, whether that’s intercourse, oral sex, anal sex or any sexual touching
  • Decide when to have sex or not
  • Choose your partner
  • Choose whether or not to marry and agree to the marriage
  • Respect your own body and your partner's body, to protect yourself and your partner from STI's and HIV.

 


Frequently Unasked Questions

Sex in our society is often something not talked about. So that means a lot of questions don't get asked. And a lot of answers don’t get out there.

To the left is where you can find the most popular answers…for the most popular unasked questions.

If you don't see your question here, please contact us and we'll be glad to help you out.