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 having sex that can cause pregnancy or might again in the future, 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, or those coming to us for an IUD insertion, 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  at nearby pharmacies with a prescription. We can give you a prescription here once we know if a Mirena, Kyleena 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, Fair Pharmacare, military or RCMP health coverage. If you are on income assistance or disablity you will likely be covered for a Mirena by BC Pharmacare.You can find more information on IUDs here .

Questions? For more information about birth control you can make an appointment by calling us at 604-322-6692, you can email us or you contact Sex Sense through email or at 1-800-739-7367.

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