There are multiple forms of birth control available.

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.