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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 (like condoms) for 1 week. If you have had unprotected sex you should consider getting 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 otherwise the results won’t be accurate.
How old do you have to be to get a pap test?
It is recommended that you get your first pap test 3 years after your first sexual encounter, or when you are 21–whichever comes later.
Can my partner pick up Plan B for me?
No, unfortunately in Saskatchewan Plan B is still a prescribed drug and not sold over the counter. The person taking Plan B needs to be the one to pick it up.
Do I need an appointment to get Plan B?
No, but please call our clinic as soon as possible to ask for emergency contraception and we will get our nurse to phone you back after her scheduled appointments. She will go through screening questions then transfer you back to reception to make arrangement for payment and pick-up.
Do I need an appointment for STI testing?
We do ask that you call to book an appointment for all testing, as we have gotten very busy, though we do our best to accommodate walk-ins. You can also try the Sexual Health Clinic at 2110 Hamilton Street or any walk-in medical clinic for testing.
Can you do my depo shot?
Yes! For the shot to be administered by our nurse, it has to be prescribed by one of our practitioners. We can write you a prescription through scheduling a phone appointment with our nurse.
Depo Provera can purchased from us for $35.
If you want to use insurance coverage to cover the cost, you can submit the receipt from us or we can fax your prescription there and then you would have to pick it up from them before your appointment with our nurse.
What are the most common side effect of birth control?
The most common side effects of birth control would be bleeding and spotting, bloating, mood swings, nausea, breast tenderness, and headaches. These symptoms can take up to 3 months to go away.
It is important to find the birth control that feels the best for your body. If you notice uncomfortable side effects, call us and ask for an appointment with our nurse practitioner to ask about birth control. We can help you find what works for you.
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 the doctor who inserted it for you or our clinic to speak to the nurse.