Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP)

The Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP) can prevent a pregnancy when used soon after a single act of unprotected sexual intercourse/acitivity or following failure of birth control (e.g. the condom breaks, missed pills).

ECP can be taken up to 120 hours (the sooner the better) following intercourse. It is important to note that this is not 100% effective in preventing pregnancy and offers NO protection against sexually transmitted infections.  The Emergency Contraceptive Pill is available at the Health & Wellness Centre.

Students can ask to see the triage nurse to discuss ECP options.  If the Health & Wellness Centre is closed please visit your nearest pharmacy or walk-in clinic and request the Emergency Contraceptive Pill.

For more information about the various types of Emergency Contraception, please visit What's Next For Me.