There are many contraceptive options available through Gynecologic Services and most methods require a prescription:
- Birth Control Pills
- Ortho Evra Patch
Condoms are available through the Condom Club at the Student Wellness Center.
- Birth control methods requiring a prescription need to have a contraceptive consultation
- Written prescriptions from non-Student Life Student Health Services (SLSHS) clinicians can be filled at SLSHS
- Transfer prescriptions to SLSHS by providing medication name, phone number of the originating pharmacy and prescription number
- If already receiving Depo-Provera injections, SLSHS can give injections if provided documentation of the date of the previous shot
- Clinicians may fax records to 614-292-7042
For medication refills please contact a provider via secure message through My BuckMD to schedule a telehealth appointment.
Students interested in an IUD may attend a consultation for more information.
Schedule online via My BuckMD
Emergency Contraceptive Pills
- Emergency contraception pills (ECP) are used by women after intercourse to prevent pregnancy
- Prevents the release of an egg from the ovary, prevents fertilization or prevents a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus wall
- Will not protect against future pregnancies in the days or weeks following treatment
- ECP is not recommended for routine use
There are 3 ECP's currently available in the United States:
- Ella (ulipristal) is available with a prescription and can be used within 120 hours of unprotected vaginal intercourse
- PlanB One-Step (levonorgestrel) and its generic, My Way, are available without a prescription to women ages 17 and older
- PlanB One-Step should be used within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse