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==Contraception (Birth Control)==
 
==Contraception (Birth Control)==
General Note: There are many types of contraceptives, also known as "birth control," including IUDs, oral contraceptives, patches, shots, and condoms, etc. If you would like to view a full list, click here.
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General Note: There are many types of contraceptives, also known as "birth control," including IUDs, oral contraceptives, patches, shots, and condoms, etc. If you would like to view a full list: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/birth-control
  
 
===Laws & Social Stigmas===
 
===Laws & Social Stigmas===
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===What to Get & Where to Get It===
 
===What to Get & Where to Get It===
 
Note: The longest-lasting EC is currently ellaOne. It lasts up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex. Check to see if your country carries ellaOne. If your country doesn't carry ellaOne, copper IUDs may also prevent pregnancy up to 5 days after unprotected sex. If none of these options are available, and it's been over 3 days since you had unprotected sex, you can still take EC, which may work up to 5 days. Note that EC pills are not 100% effective and should be taken as soon as possible.
 
  
 
===Costs===
 
===Costs===
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==Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs/STDs)==
 
==Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs/STDs)==
  
Important Notes - Learn about PEP and PrEP: If you think that you've been recently exposed to HIV (i.e. within 72 hours), seek out PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis). It's a month-long treatment to prevent HIV infection after exposure, and it may be available in your city. Take PEP as soon as possible. For more information, click here. If you are at risk of HIV exposure, seek out PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis). It's a daily oral pill that can prevent HIV infection before exposure. To learn more about PrEP, click here.
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Important Notes - Learn about PEP and PrEP: If you think that you've been recently exposed to HIV (i.e. within 72 hours), seek out PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis). It's a month-long treatment to prevent HIV infection after exposure, and it may be available in your city. Take PEP as soon as possible. If you are at risk of HIV exposure, seek out PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis). It's a daily oral pill that can prevent HIV infection before exposure. To learn more about PrEP:http://www.whatisprep.org/.
  
 
===Laws & Social Stigmas===
 
===Laws & Social Stigmas===
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===Testing Facilities===
 
===Testing Facilities===
Hamilton Public Health runs free clinics. you don't need a health card just a piece of ID with your name and birthday: https://www.hamilton.ca/public-health/clinics-services/sexual-health-clinics
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Hamilton Public Health runs free STI testing clinics. you don't need a health card just a piece of ID with your name and birthday: https://www.hamilton.ca/public-health/clinics-services/sexual-health-clinics
 
The staff of public health nurses are super helpful and non-judgemental.
 
The staff of public health nurses are super helpful and non-judgemental.
  
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==Menstruation==
 
==Menstruation==
  
Note: In addition to pads and tampons, you can also use menstrual cups and menstrual underwear for your period. To learn more about menstrual cups, click here. To learn more about menstrual underwear, click here.
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Note: In addition to pads and tampons, you can also use menstrual cups and menstrual underwear for your period.  
  
 
===Laws & Social Stigmas===
 
===Laws & Social Stigmas===
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===What to Get & Where to Get It===
 
===What to Get & Where to Get It===
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Midwives and obstetricians attend pregnant people for their prenatal care in Hamilton. They all provide free prenatal care if you have OHIP coverage.
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Midwifery care
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"Midwives are experts in normal pregnancy, birth and newborn care. Ontario midwives are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care so services are free to clients. Give birth at a hospital or at home and receive safe, skilled care from your midwife."
 
Finding a midwife: see http://www.ontariomidwives.ca/
 
Finding a midwife: see http://www.ontariomidwives.ca/
If you don't have OHIP (Ontario health insurance) you can still be in the care of a midwife for your pregnancy.
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If you don't have OHIP (Ontario health insurance) you can still be in the care of a midwife for your pregnancy free of cost.
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Obstetric care:
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There are two hospitals in Hamilton where you can give birth: St Joseph's Healthcare(SJH) and McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC)
  
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SJH:
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"The Maternity Centre of Hamilton is a clinic that provides prenatal and postpartum care up to the 6 week check up and newborn care. The interprofessional team is comprised family physicians, nurse practitioners, a social worker, lactation consultant and administrative staff. Women attend the clinic for their prenatal visits and then attend St Joseph’s Hospital for delivery of their baby. Patients are booked for appointments with either a doctor or a nurse practitioner. All babies are delivered by the Maternity Centre doctor on call that day."
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website: http://maternitycentre.ca/
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MUMC:
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"We are a state-of-the-art health care facility providing compassionate care for women:
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    Pregnancy, child-birth and newborn care with midwives and obstetricians for uncomplicated, home-like births and newborn care.
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    We are also the regional centre for high risk births, providing specialists in maternal fetal medicine and facilities to care for complicated issues.
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    Gynecological services for a range of reprodutive health issues, providing state-of-the-art procedures, laparoscopic or minimally-invasive surgery where appropriate."
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Website: http://www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/body.cfm?id=2202
  
 
===Costs===
 
===Costs===
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==Abortion==
 
==Abortion==
  
Important Note: There are two main types of abortions: medical (also known as the "abortion pill") and surgical (also known as "in-clinic"). For medical abortions, you take a pill to induce abortion. For surgical abortions, a procedure is performed to induce abortion. For general information about medical and surgical abortions, click here.
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Important Note: There are two main types of abortions: medical (also known as the "abortion pill") and surgical (also known as "in-clinic"). For medical abortions, you take a pill to induce abortion. For surgical abortions, a procedure is performed to induce abortion. For general information about medical and surgical abortions: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/abortion
  
===Laws & Social Stigmas===
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===In Hamilton===
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Abortions are provided at McMaster University Medical Centre: http://www.hnhbhealthline.ca/displayService.aspx?id=82222
  
===What to Get & Where to Get It===
 
  
 
===Costs===
 
===Costs===

Latest revision as of 03:08, 15 March 2017

Contraception (Birth Control)[edit | edit source]

General Note: There are many types of contraceptives, also known as "birth control," including IUDs, oral contraceptives, patches, shots, and condoms, etc. If you would like to view a full list: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/birth-control

Laws & Social Stigmas[edit | edit source]

What to Get & Where to Get It[edit | edit source]

Costs[edit | edit source]

Emergency Contraception (Morning After Pill)[edit | edit source]

Important Notes: Emergency contraception may prevent pregnancy for three days (72 hours) and sometimes five days (120 hours) after unprotected sex. Take EC as soon as possible after unprotected sex. If you don't have access to dedicated EC, oral contraceptives can be used as replacement EC, but remember the following: 1) Only some contraceptives work as EC 2) Different contraceptives require different dosages and time schedules to work as EC 3) You must only use the first 21 pills in 28-day packs and 4) They may be less effective than dedicated EC.

Laws & Social Stigmas[edit | edit source]

What to Get & Where to Get It[edit | edit source]

Costs[edit | edit source]

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs/STDs)[edit | edit source]

Important Notes - Learn about PEP and PrEP: If you think that you've been recently exposed to HIV (i.e. within 72 hours), seek out PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis). It's a month-long treatment to prevent HIV infection after exposure, and it may be available in your city. Take PEP as soon as possible. If you are at risk of HIV exposure, seek out PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis). It's a daily oral pill that can prevent HIV infection before exposure. To learn more about PrEP:http://www.whatisprep.org/.

Laws & Social Stigmas[edit | edit source]

What to Get & Where to Get It[edit | edit source]

Testing Facilities[edit | edit source]

Hamilton Public Health runs free STI testing clinics. you don't need a health card just a piece of ID with your name and birthday: https://www.hamilton.ca/public-health/clinics-services/sexual-health-clinics The staff of public health nurses are super helpful and non-judgemental.

Support[edit | edit source]

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Medications & Vaccines[edit | edit source]

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Menstruation[edit | edit source]

Note: In addition to pads and tampons, you can also use menstrual cups and menstrual underwear for your period.

Laws & Social Stigmas[edit | edit source]

What to Get & Where to Get It[edit | edit source]

Costs[edit | edit source]

Gynecological Exams[edit | edit source]

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Pregnancy[edit | edit source]

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What to Get & Where to Get It[edit | edit source]

Midwives and obstetricians attend pregnant people for their prenatal care in Hamilton. They all provide free prenatal care if you have OHIP coverage.

Midwifery care "Midwives are experts in normal pregnancy, birth and newborn care. Ontario midwives are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care so services are free to clients. Give birth at a hospital or at home and receive safe, skilled care from your midwife." Finding a midwife: see http://www.ontariomidwives.ca/ If you don't have OHIP (Ontario health insurance) you can still be in the care of a midwife for your pregnancy free of cost.

Obstetric care: There are two hospitals in Hamilton where you can give birth: St Joseph's Healthcare(SJH) and McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC)

SJH: "The Maternity Centre of Hamilton is a clinic that provides prenatal and postpartum care up to the 6 week check up and newborn care. The interprofessional team is comprised family physicians, nurse practitioners, a social worker, lactation consultant and administrative staff. Women attend the clinic for their prenatal visits and then attend St Joseph’s Hospital for delivery of their baby. Patients are booked for appointments with either a doctor or a nurse practitioner. All babies are delivered by the Maternity Centre doctor on call that day." website: http://maternitycentre.ca/

MUMC: "We are a state-of-the-art health care facility providing compassionate care for women:

   Pregnancy, child-birth and newborn care with midwives and obstetricians for uncomplicated, home-like births and newborn care.
   We are also the regional centre for high risk births, providing specialists in maternal fetal medicine and facilities to care for complicated issues.
   Gynecological services for a range of reprodutive health issues, providing state-of-the-art procedures, laparoscopic or minimally-invasive surgery where appropriate."

Website: http://www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/body.cfm?id=2202

Costs[edit | edit source]

Abortion[edit | edit source]

Important Note: There are two main types of abortions: medical (also known as the "abortion pill") and surgical (also known as "in-clinic"). For medical abortions, you take a pill to induce abortion. For surgical abortions, a procedure is performed to induce abortion. For general information about medical and surgical abortions: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/abortion

In Hamilton[edit | edit source]

Abortions are provided at McMaster University Medical Centre: http://www.hnhbhealthline.ca/displayService.aspx?id=82222


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