These are the same hormonal drugs contained in some birth control pills but at a different dose.
Emergency contraception pills (ECP) are now available from pharmacists over the counter, without a doctor’s prescription, across Canada.
ECP is very safe.
Do you need a prescription for birth control pills in Canada?
Most types of birth control are not 100% effective. You need a prescription for some types of birth control. For example, you need a doctor’s prescription to get the birth control pill. You can buy other kinds of birth control at pharmacies, drug stores, grocery stores and convenience stores.5 May 2016
Can I get birth control pills over the counter?
Although there are some great birth control options that you can buy over-the-counter, unfortunately, birth control pills are not one of them. As of now, the only available over-the-counter birth control pills are for emergency contraception.20 Jul 2019
Where can I get birth control for free?
Some free clinics and community health centers, like Planned Parenthood, offer low- or no-cost birth control.6 Dec 2018
How much does birth control cost without insurance?
Cost: According to Planned Parenthood, the birth control pill costs $0 to $50 per month. The American Pregnancy Association notes that the initial physical exam with your physician may cost between $20 and $200. Annually, women may pay between $20 and $800, depending on medical coverage and pill costs.2 May 2019