We are unable to mail emergency contraception. There are now some online services that mail out birth control but because Plan B is most effective within the first three days after unprotected sex and requires a prescription to purchase it in Saskatchewan, you would need to see a pharmacist as soon as possible. It’s unfortunate that sexual health services in small towns can be limited and we wish there were easier options for people. Read more! “Do you mail emergency contraception? I’m in a small town and have no way of getting it.”
It depends! The chances are very low but pregnancy is still a possibility. Birth control pills prevent a person from ovulating (releasing an egg) and sometimes missing one dose could cause an egg to be released. Erect penises can produce pre-cum, which is a fluid that cleans out the urethra and may flush out sperm. If pre-cum with sperm gets into your vagina and an egg has been released, then it’s possible for the egg to be fertilized and cause a pregnancy. Read more! “If I missed one pill and had sex but my partner didn’t cum, could I still be pregnant?”
To get tubal ligation, you will need a referral to an OBGYN who can perform the surgery. You can ask your family doctor for the referral or book an appointment with one of our practitioners.
- Call the clinic in advance to arrange pick-up for birth control
- 306-522-0902 extension: 0
- To maintain physical distance, we require at least 30 minutes notice
- Sales are limited to a two-month supply
- Payment must be arranged over the phone (either e-transfer or credit card over the phone)
- E-transfers can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- NO cash will be accepted at this time
- We will schedule a time for pick up (Mon-Fri 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm)
- When you arrive outside the clinic at your pick-up time, call the clinic and we will place the prescription in a basket outside the door for you
- NO ONE will be allowed into the clinic
- Prescriptions and receipt will be in a brown bag with your name written on it
- If you need a new prescription, we can set up a phone appointment with our practitioner
- Please allow 2-3 days for this
- Bags of 15 free condoms can also be picked-up with these same arrangements
- Emergency contraception sales (Plan B & Ella) require a phone consult with a nurse
We hope things are able to change soon. Read more! “Curbside Birth Control Pick-up”
It depends on the method you are switching to. A doctor may recommend using a back-up method like condoms for a week to be safe, but when you change your prescription, your healthcare provider should discuss this with you. Call us and ask for a phone consult with our practitioner to find out more.
No, it’s best to take your pills as prescribed. Spotting can be a side effect of hormonal birth control, even if you’ve been on it for awhile without having issues. If you’re concerned, call your family doctor or our clinic to speak with a nurse.
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?”
Yes. Birth control methods are not 100% effective, even with perfect use, so the chance is still there. Read more here.
Some people may decide to use dual protection (condoms and a hormonal method) to be extra careful.
Birth control pills are said to be 99.7% effective with perfect use (using them around the same time every day). If your partner has forgotten to take them recently, it would be a good idea to get Plan B. Otherwise, your chances of pregnancy are incredibly low and you shouldn’t need Plan B.
If you are unsure, you can always give us a call and ask to speak with a nurse. Read more! “I had sex with my girlfriend and the condom broke but she’s on the pill. Do we need Plan B?”
An IUD can be inserted at any time but we must be certain that a person is not pregnant. This means that there has been no unprotected penis-in-vagina sex the week before insertion, a reliable method of birth control has been used consistently, and there has been no missed period. Before an insert, we get a urine sample to test for pregnancy.
Our practitioners recommend trying to schedule the insertion during a person’s period because their cervix is likely to be dilated (open), making insertion easier and more comfortable, but it’s not necessary. Read more! “When is the best time to have an IUD inserted?”
We are unable to mail emergency contraception. There are now some online services that mail out birth control but because Plan B is most effective within the first three days after unprotected sex and requires a prescription to purchase it in Saskatchewan, you would need to see a pharmacist as soon as possible. It’s unfortunate that sexual health services in small towns can be limited and we wish there were easier options for people. Read more! “*FOOTER”