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Birth control

Birth control, or contraception, is used to prevent pregnancy. There are many different types of contraception available. Click on the links below to learn more about the types of contraception available, including how to use them and how effective they are.

Female students can be seen by appointment in the University Health Service Women's Health clinic for hormonal contraception, including birth control pills, the patch, Depo-Provera (the shot), and the ring. Non-hormonal contraception, including diaphragms and condoms, are also available.

To make an appointment for contraceptive information, please call University Health Service at 859-323-2778 (APPT).

It is possible for women who take certain types of hormonal contraception to stop their periods, either temporarily or long-term. Medically, there is no reason that a woman has to have a period every month. Not having a period can help reduce pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), as well as other menstruation issues that some women may experience. If you are interested in suppressing your period, speak to your health care provider. You can also click on the below links for more information.

To learn more information about birth control, check out UHS' section by clicking here »