Student Health Service

Emergency Contraception


  Birth Control

  Eating Disorders

  Emergency Contraception

  Sexual Assault

  Sexually Transmitted Infections


As long as family planning technology remains imperfect, the need for emergency contraception exists. Condoms break, unplanned sexual intercourse occurs, sexual  assaults happen and other human situations abound.

The most commonly used method for emergency contraception is emergency contraception  pills (ECPs). These are available in various forms, the most common of which is "Plan B".  This method must be used within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse.

To obtain ECPs you can contact the Student Health Service or obtain Plan B from the BGSU Pharmacy.  ECP is now available over-the-counter at the BGSU Pharmacy.

Normal menstruation should occur within approximately three days of when it would have  been expected. If no menstruation occurs within three weeks after ECPs are used,  evaluation for possible pregnancy should be done.

If you find yourself in a situation where you think you may need emergency contraception, please call the Student Health Service at 372-2271 or visit the BGSU Pharmacy.