Birth Control

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Birth control counselling and options are provided to individuals of all genders, orientations and ages through Sexual Health, Options & Reproductive Services (SHORS). The program provides safe, confidential, and supportive services to all clients.

Call 1-844-365-8258 (toll-free) to make an appointment, or if you have questions about birth control.

What birth control options are there?

Some birth control options include:

  • Hormonal methods – pill, patch, nuvaring
  • Barrier methods – condom, spermicides, diaphragm, cervical cap, sterilization (vasectomy, tubal ligation)
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD)
  • Nexplanon (birth control implant) insertions and removals 
  • Emergency contraception (copper IUD, morning-after pill)

While there is no charge for birth control counselling, there may be a cost for the birth control method you choose. Program staff can help you determine the best option for you.

How can I protect myself from getting an STI or STBBI?

There are many things you can do to reduce your risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection:

What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?

Identification: All patients and support persons need to provide a photo ID. Patients will also be required to have a valid PEI Health Card

Information: You may also be asked about your personal health history and the medications you are currently taking. If you are taking medications, bring them with you or bring an up-to-date list of your medications [PDF | 609 KB], including over-the-counter vitamins or supplements.

Support Person: You can bring a support person who may accompany you to your appointment, but they may be asked to sit in the waiting area in certain circumstances. Please talk to a staff member to learn about your options. 

Who can I contact for more information?

Sexual Health, Options & Reproductive Services (SHORS)
Prince County Hospital
65 Roy Boates Avenue
Summerside, PE   C1N 2A9

Telephone:  1-844-365-8258 (toll-free)


Published date: 
June 22, 2023
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