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Sometimes. Each method in this booklet includes information on how to get it. A person can talk to their family doctor about any of the methods of birth control. If someone does not have a family doctor, there are walk-in or community clinics, as well as Alberta Health Services Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinics for people under 29 who do not have a doctor, or for people who require no cost birth control options.
Tips to make it easier to talk to your doctor about birth control:
- Do research on the types of birth control you are interested in.
- Bring a list of questions you want to ask.
- Bring this booklet and ask questions about the types of birth control in it.
- Inquire what types of birth control also protect you from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs).
- Ask about the cost of birth control that you are interested in.
- If the doctor says something you don’t understand, ask them to explain.
- Ask for the type of birth control you want. If the doctor is not willing to provide you with the birth control that you want you can always talk to a different doctor.