Oral contraceptive pill? Intrauterine device (IUD)? Patch? Vaginal ring? Contraceptive injection? Condom? What are the different methods of birth control?

The nurses at the Student Health Services can help you explore your options and answer your questions. They can also prescribe the contraception method that will best meet your needs!

You may also find reliable information online at:

A nice online tool created by Sex&U to help you and your health care provider determine the method that’s best for you.

Useful tool on contraception in general, brought to you by The Society of Obstetricians
and Gynaecologists of Canada and

However, don’t forget that the condom is the only contraception method that also offers protection against Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)!

Where can you get a prescription for contraception?

  • Dawson College Health Services
    Room 2D.2
    Contraception counselling appointment with the nurses. For current Dawson students ONLY.
  • Your family doctor
  • Your local CLSC or Community drop-in clinics:
    • There may be a Youth Clinic in your area offering this service. A simple way to locate and arrange an appointment at your local Youth Clinic is through the Clic-sante Portal.

Last Modified: January 20, 2023