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. Check out our frequently unasked questions.
- What to do if I miss taking my birth control?
Take it as soon as you remember and take your next dose at the regular time. If this is the first pill of a new pack use a backup method for 1 week. If you have had unprotected sex you should consider getting a Plan B. If you have missed more than two pills please call the office to speak with a nurse.
- Can I get a pap test while on my period?
No, you will need to book for a time when you are not spotting or bleeding.
- How old do you have to be to get a pap test?
You must be 21 years old or 3 years from when you started having sex, whichever comes later.
- Can my boyfriend pick up Plan B for me?
No, unfortunately in Saskatchewan Plan B is still a prescribed drug and not sold over the counter. We need you to be the one to come in to pick it up.
- Do I need an appointment to get the Plan B?
No, you can come in anytime when we are open to pick it up. Plan B is $15.00.
- Do I need an appointment for STI testing?
We do ask that you book an appointment for this being that we do not have full time staff. Once the nurses are booked with appointments she is unable to accommodate walk ins. We suggest people go to the Sexual Health Clinic at 2110 Hamilton St. as they are a walk in.
- I need to book an abortion.
We do not do abortions at PPR. All the appointments must be made at the Women’s Health Centre in the Regina General Hospital. The number there is 306-766-0586.
- Can you do my depo shot?
We do offer the depo shot here. We can only do the injection if your depo was prescribed by a doctor here.
- What are the most common side effect of birth control?
The most common side effects of birth control would be nausea, breast tenderness, bloating, bleeding and headaches. These symptoms can take up to 3 months to go away.
- I had an IUD inserted and am cramping and bleeding. Is this normal?
Some bleeding and cramping can be normal but we suggest you call into our office to speak to the nurse.