Birth Control

Student Health and Counseling Offers:

  • Condoms: self-service area in SHAC (right side of reception door) A donation of $0.10 for an individual condom or $1.00 for a bag of 10 condoms is appreciated.
  • Birth Control Counseling:
    • Discuss options that are available and the best for you
    • One type of birth control pills available directly from SHAC
    • Prescription for other birth control pills if indicated
    • Prescription for the Nuvaring
    • Assist in getting local access for IUD placement
    • Birth control refills (please complete the Birth Control Order Form)
    • Birth control group information sessions twice per term
    • Help access low cost/free birth control at SHAC and through the MN Family Planning Program
  • Pregnancy Testing and Counseling. If you are worried about possible pregnancy, come talk to us.  We offer:
    • Urine pregnancy tests
    • Information about birth control, preventing pregnancy, emergency contraception, and sexually transmitted infections
    • Pregnancy information and resources for whatever pregnancy option a student chooses
  • Emergency contraception
    • Plan B must be started within 120 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse.
    • If you are not sure if you need Emergency Contraception, stop in to discuss it.
    • Tell the receptionist you need emergency contraception, so your appointment can be prioritized and scheduled quickly
    • Plan B is available at SHAC and over the counter (if you're 18 or older) from a local pharmacy
    • You may want emergency contraception if:

·    Reasons to consider Emergency Contraception:

  • The condom broke or slipped off and he ejaculated inside your vagina
  • You forgot to take your birth control pills, insert your ring, or apply your patch
  • Your diaphragm or cap slipped out of place and he ejaculated inside your vagina
  • He didn’t pull out in time
  • You miscalculated your “safe” days
  • You weren’t using birth control
  • You were forced into unprotected sexual intercourse

Please visit the national Planned Parenthood website, for information regarding various birth control options, emergency contraception, and sexually transmitted infections.

For more information regarding low cost birth control, please visit the MN Family Planning Program website.  You may also view the MN Family Planning Program application here.