If you would like to be seen for a reproductive health appointment, please call 401.874.2246What to do if you have been sexually assaulted
We offer routine gynecological exams, pap smears, laboratory tests, and consultations for particular problems including infections, pregnancy testing and contraceptive needs.
Test results are given in a private appointment. A consultant is on site once a week; colposcopy is also available.
If you interested in discussing birth control options, call us at 401.874.2246 to schedule an appointment to discuss. You can also find lots of helpful information on the bedsider.org website.
Emergency Contraception Pill
Emergency Contraception Pill (Plan B) is available without a prescription through the Health Services Pharmacy for those 18 and older. The fee is $20.
Plan B is taken within 120 hours of unprotected intercourse. It appears to be more effective if it is taken within 24 hours of unprotected intercourse.
Common side effects can include headache, fluid retention, breast tenderness, irregular bleeding, nausea, and mild abdominal pain. These subside within a few days.
Contact health services if you experience any of the following after taking Plan B:
- Vomit within 2 hours of taking your dose of EC (this is very unlikely). This dose must be repeated. There is medication available to help prevent vomiting.
- Do not start menses within three weeks of taking EC.
- Have a very unusual period.
If you need a pregnancy test they are $3 at URI Health Services Pharmacy.
Your decision whether or not to continue a pregnancy is not a simple or easy one. It is important to take the time you need to make the choice that is best for you. Talking with family members, friends, and loved ones can help.
The resources below can help you think through your options in order to make the decision that is right for you.