Entries by Taryn

If someone needs an abortion, can you help out so my parents don’t find out?

You have the right to health care services that are private and confidential. In Canada, anyone over the age of 12 can legally have an abortion in a hospital without the permission of their parents, partner, or family doctor. Abortion services are offered in Regina through the Women’s Health Centre at the General Hospital. If you need assistance, contact us for pregnancy options counselling.

I forgot to take my birth control pill on time for a few days and had sex, then took Plan B the next day. Am I safe?

Plan B can be very effective at preventing pregnancy, especially when taken as soon as possible, so your chances of avoiding pregnancy are good. Taking the pill within the same hour everyday makes it most effective so an app or alarm on your phone are good reminders. Using condoms as well would make pregnancy very unlikely and protect you from most STIs. Read more! “I forgot to take my birth control pill on time for a few days and had sex, then took Plan B the next day. Am I safe?”

Where else can I easily get birth control if you’re closed for two weeks?

To find out, please see our News page for information about changes to our services because of COVID-19.

If you get your prescription from us, contact us through Facebook Messenger because we are not in the office to answer phones. Otherwise, call the doctor or clinic where you got your prescription from and ask if they can write you a new one and fax it to a pharmacy. Read more! “Where else can I easily get birth control if you’re closed for two weeks?”

If I think I’m pregnant, can I take Plan B to end the pregnancy?

If you are already pregnant, Plan B will not end the pregnancy because it is not an abortion pill.

Plan B is a pill that can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected penis-in-vagina sex to prevent pregnancy from happening. It is the most effective when taken as soon as possible.

Mifegymiso is the abortion pill that can be taken up to nine weeks of pregnancy. Read more! “If I think I’m pregnant, can I take Plan B to end the pregnancy?”

Sex, Dating & COVID-19

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As you may already know, Planned Parenthood Regina (PPR) is currently closed until April 6th, 2020 (but we may need to stay closed longer if it is recommended by Public Health and the Saskatchewan Government) to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more! “Sex, Dating & COVID-19”

Do you do free ultrasounds?

We do not have an ultrasound machine or technician in our clinic. Ultrasounds are free with your Saskatchewan Health Services card. A doctor or nurse practitioner will have to give you a referral to get an ultrasound at one of the medical imaging centres in the city. You can contact us, a family doctor or walk-in clinic to request one.

***We are currently closed until April 14th, 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so please contact us through  Facebook Messenger if you need assistance. Read more! “Do you do free ultrasounds?”