Birth control

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Fertility returns very quickly after an abortion. If you do not want to be pregnant again right away and are at risk of pregnancy, it is recommended to begin a birth control method the day of or soon after your appointment (for example to have an IUD inserted during your appointment or start the birth control pill, patch, or ring the day after).

For an overview of different birth control options click here.

Those with BC medical coverage having abortion at our clinic can get free birth control via the Safe Methods Program.

For those without BC medical coverage, the copper IUD costs $75 for one that lasts up to five years and $90 for one that lasts up to 10 years, and can be purchased here. The Mirena, Jaydess or Kyleena IUDs can be purchased here or at nearby pharmacies with a prescription if you have extended medical coverage. We can give you a prescription here once we know if a Mirena or Jaydess is suitable for you. The cost is around $300-$400. The cost may be partly or completely covered by extended medical coverage, First Nations Status, military or RCMP health coverage. Women on income assistance are usually covered for a Mirena by BC Pharmacare.You can find more information on IUDs here .

You can also buy the emergency contraceptive pill Plan B here for $12. A more effective option is the emergency IUD.

More information about birth control options is available from our staff when you come for an appointment.

To contact our clinic call 604-322-6692 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm from Monday to Friday.