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I had unprotected sex recently and am supposed to get my period in three weeks. When can I take a pregnancy test?

If you want to prevent pregnancy, emergency contraception (like Plan B or Ella) can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex or a copper IUD can be inserted up to seven days after. Call us or a pharmacy as soon as possible to increase your chances of avoiding pregnancy.

A pregnancy test is most accurate 2-3 weeks after unprotected sex or after a missed period. Read more! “I had unprotected sex recently and am supposed to get my period in three weeks. When can I take a pregnancy test?”

Can I come in for an appointment?

We are waiting on PPE to be able to open up our services again. It depends on what you need an appointment for. We have been able to offer depo provera injections on a case-by-case basis and are offering phone consults with our social worker and nurse practitioner. You can call us on Mon/Wed/Fri from 9am to 4pm (closed 12:00-12:45pm for lunch) to ask our receptionist about what is available.

Are you open?

We aren’t open for in-person services yet. Currently, we are offering birth control sales using curbside pickup on Mon/Wed/Fri from 9am to 4pm and our receptionist is in the office answering phones during those hours. Our nurse practitioner is providing phone consults with clients and our social worker is still providing options counselling. Read more! “Are you open?”

Is it true that Planned Parenthood sells testosterone kits?

Unfortunately, we do not carry hormones. If a person wants hormone therapy they could talk to our practitioners about it and ask for a prescription that could be taken to a pharmacy. Some hormones are covered through Sask Health Insurance. Our practitioners might want to give a referral to a specialist like Dr. Perron who could come up with a care plan.

What does it mean if you get treatment for chlamydia or gonorrhea and then your symptoms come back?

It could mean that treatment failed or that you were re-infected. You might need another round of antibiotics, possibly with a different kind. After treatment, any sexual activity should be avoided for 7 days to avoid re-infection. Sometimes partners pass infections back and forth if they aren’t both treated at the same time, even if they are using condoms. Read more! “What does it mean if you get treatment for chlamydia or gonorrhea and then your symptoms come back?”

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.