Algoma Public Health

Birth Control

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At Algoma Public Health, we believe that everyone has the right to choose the birth control method/ contraception that is right for them. Contraception is a shared responsibility of both partners, so if you are sexually active, it’s important to take steps to avoid unintended pregnancy by using effective birth control method that is right for you and your partner.


Once you’ve decided which method you and your partner prefer, be sure to use as directed. Use condoms for all types of sex (vaginal, oral, anal) to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections and get routine STI testing.


Affordable birth control is available for purchase at all APH offices. Clinical and birth control purchasing services differ at district offices. A valid prescription is required for hormonal methods. Birth control may be covered at your local pharmacy if you are under 25 and have OHIP, have your own health insurance, ODSP, Ontario Works or Indigenous and Northern affairs. 



Places to receive a valid prescription:


Learn more about the other forms of contraception below:


Hormonal Contraceptives



For more Hormonal Contraceptives, visit:

Non-Hormonal Contraceptives
Natural Method
Permanent Methods