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Reproductive health services in Vancouver, BC

We offer a variety of sexual health services for women, trans, and non-binary people.

Contraceptive Care

We understand that researching and choosing a method of contraception can feel confusing and overwhelming. We offer appointments where our counsellors and medical staff can provide accurate information about different contraceptive methods.

Please note: Contraceptive care services may be limited to ensure we can continue to meet the demands of our patients need for our primary service, abortion care.

We offer:

  • Contraceptive counselling to assist with the decision regarding which birth control is the best for you;
  • Prescriptions for birth control and the opportunity to purchase contraception at our clinic;
  • IUD insertion, removal, and checks;
  • Contraceptive implant removals; and
  • Nexplanon (Entonogestrel implant) insertion, removal and checks at our clinic.

You may bring a pre-purchased IUD or Nexplanon device with you to your appointment or you may purchase one from us. Local anaesthesia and IV sedation are available if requested.

Post-Hormonal IUD Insertion (Mirena, Kyleena) Instructions

Post- Copper IUD Insertion Instructions

Post-Nexplanon Insertion Instructions

Abortion Procedures

Our clinic offers both medication and aspiration abortion procedures.

Medication abortion is available into the 9th week of pregnancy. Medication abortion is the use of medication (Mifegymiso) to end a pregnancy.

For medication abortion appointments, you can attend at the clinic in person or have your appointment by telehealth (which means you have your appointment by video and/or telephone and do not have to attend at the clinic in person).

Aspiration (Surgical) abortion is available until the end of the 17th week of pregnancy. Aspiration abortion uses gentle suction to empty the uterus.

Given that aspiration abortion is a medical procedure, you must attend the clinic in person.

To learn more about these two options, follow this link: Abortion Procedures

Counselling Services

Counselling services are available for: contraceptive counselling, pregnancy options decision-making, support on the day of your appointment, and for any follow-up needs after your procedure.

Decision-Making Appointments: For some individuals it can be difficult to make the decision to continue or end a pregnancy. Often it can be helpful to talk with someone who is outside of your personal circle and can help you explore your emotional and practical concerns. You are welcome to book a decision-making appointment to help you decide on the best course of action. Partners are welcome to attend this session.

Scheduled Appointment: On the day of your abortion appointment, you will have the opportunity to meet with a counsellor who will provide support around your decision and review any concerns you may have. You will be given information about the procedure, aftercare, and contraceptive options.

Post Abortion Appointments: After an abortion the predominant emotion reported by individuals is relief. Some may experience feelings of sadness, guilt, or anger that may or may not be related to the pregnancy itself. You are welcome to make a follow-up appointment with one of our counsellors who can help you process and navigate whatever you may be feeling after your abortion.

Counselling appointments are available through telehealth, which means your appointment can be by video and/or telephone and you do not have to attend at the clinic in person.

 

Pap Screening & Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and resurgence of cases, we are no longer doing routine Pap tests or STI testing. If this is urgent, please contact us to schedule a telehealth appointment.

Please note: We are no longer offering routine Pap tests to ensure we can continue to meet the demands of our patients need for our primary service, abortion care.

Any family doctor’s office in BC can do a Pap test, you can also find more clinics offering Pap tests here.

If abnormal cells are founds, steps can be taken to prevent them from developing into cervical cancer. In B.C., it is recommended that any person with a cervix between the ages of 25 and 69 get a pap screen every 3 years.

Our clinic also offers testing for the following sexually transmitted infections:

  • HIV
  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Chlamydia

Telehealth

Through our telehealth services, you can have your appointment with a physician, nurse, and/or counselling team via phone or video conferencing system.

Our clinic offers contraceptive counselling and medication abortion services via telehealth.

myPostCare

myPostCare is a comprehensive digital platform that supports individuals after an abortion.

myPostCare is a comprehensive digital platform that supports individuals after an abortion. It was co-created in BC with women’s health specialists and individuals who experienced a surgical abortion. myPostCare is managed by a Canadian non-profit, Vitala Global Foundation. We are dedicated to addressing gaps in sexual and reproductive health access by co-creating digital solutions with women, girls, and their communities.

Post Surgical Abortion:
myPostCare is now available to support individuals post-surgical abortion. For access please send us an email at hello@vitalaglobal.org and we will onboard you.

Post Medication Abortion study:
myPostCare is expanding to include post-medication abortion care and support. We are looking for your input and suggestions to ensure the design process addresses the diverse needs of all during their post care journey. Please click here for more information about our study.

Interpreter Services

翻譯服務 • ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ • خدمات ترجمه • 번역 서비스 • DỊCH VỤ DỊCH THUẬT • SERVICES DE TRADUCTION • USŁUGI TŁUMACZĄCE • 翻訳サービス

Language interpretation services are available during your appointment. When you make your appointment, please let our staff know that you require an interpreter to attend with you and what your primary spoken language is.

本诊所提供翻译服务。 预约时,请告知我们您需要翻译人员陪同您,以及您需要的语言是什么。

Need More Information?

Below is a list of recommended resources and clinics providing reproductive and sexual health services.

Resources + Links

Find links on:

  • Other BC Abortion Clinics
  • Other Abortion and Birth Control Resources
  • Other Pro-Choice Organizations
  • Information on sex and sexuality
  • Information on insurance and MSP

A WORD OF CAUTION: There are anti-abortion websites and clinics, often called pregnancy options or pregnancy care clinics, that have biased and inaccurate information that attempt to dissuade people from considering getting an abortion. The resources and links provided here are all pro-choice organizations that will give you balanced, evidence-based sexual health information.

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Education + Outreach

This clinic supports Clinical Teaching and Research through the University of British Columbia. We believe sharing our knowledge and experience is vital to improving the care provided by the next generation of physicians and health professionals and allows us to provide the best possible care for all of our clients. It is always the individual client’s decision whether a medical resident or learner is involved in their care.

Our leadership team is available for media interviews and public speaking engagements. Please email director@ebwc.ca to make a request.