Student Health Service
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.