Which Birth Control is right for You?
The Student Health Center offers many options for birth control. Deciding on the best method for your lifestyle can be confusing. We try to help you figure out which route to take by giving you information on the available options.
First ask yourself these questions:
- How effective is this method at preventing pregnancy?
- Is this method easy to use?
- How often do I have sex?
- Do I need protection from STDs?
- Will I feel comfortable using this method?
- How does my partner feel about using this method?
- How much will it cost?
- Is this method safe?
What are the options available at the Student Health Center?
The Student Health Center offers the following birth control options:
- Condoms - free at the reception desk and Titan Well Booth
- Birth Control Pills*
- NuvaRing (the Ring)*
- Depo Provera (the Shot)*
- Plan B (emergency contraception)
* To get started on prescription birth control, make an appointment at (920) 424-2424 with a health care provider.
If you are already on prescription birth control you can have your prescription transferred to the Student Health Center by completing a Request for Birth Control form.
Plan B (emergency contraception) may prevent a pregnancy after birth control failure or unprotected sex. For a reduced cost, it is available at the Student Health Center or through the Health Advocates. It is also available over-the-counter at most local pharmacies.
Women are encouraged to get Plan B in advance. The sooner it is taken after unprotected sex the more effective it is at preventing pregnancy.
For birth control prices, please refer to the Student Health Center price list.
Find out if you are eligible for free contraceptive services through the Family Planning Only Services Program. Call 1-800-291-2002 or go to www.access.wi.gov.