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Emergency Contraceptive Pills

Emergency contraceptive pills (ECP) are available for purchase ($20) by female & male TCNJ students without a prescription in Student Health Services.  Students have the choice to be speak with a Student Health Services’ nurse practitioner before taking ECPs, or simply purchase ECP from the office.  

Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECP) is intended to prevent pregnancy if taken within 120 hours of a known or suspected contraceptive failure or unprotected intercourse.  ECP is more effective the earlier it is initiated.   To learn more about emergency contraception, click here.

  • ON-CAMPUS RESOURCES – Must be a TCNJ student
    • TCNJ STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES, 107 Eickhoff Hall.  Call (609) 771-2889 for more information or just walk-in – We have Plan B One-Step.

ECPs (as with all oral contraceptives) does not protect against infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).  If you are at risk for pregnancy, then you are at risk for STIs. Please make sure you follow-up with an appointment for STI screening at Planned Parenthood at TCNJ or at the reproductive health provider of your choice.   A list of local reproductive health specialists is available in Student Health Services.

Do not use EC for as your only protection against pregnancy if you are sexually active or planning to be because they are not as effective as any ongoing contraceptive method.

Sexual Assault

If sex was not consensual or you are unsure as to what happened because of impairment of some kind, please seek medical attention right away especially if you are injured.  For a list of local emergency rooms, click HERE an scroll down to bottom of page.  If you would like to be seen by a health care provider on campus, call (609) 771-2889 for Student Health Services, or 609-771-2110 for Planned Parenthood’s TCNJ office.  For more information about Sexual Assault, see the Anti-Violence Initiative’s (AVI) web site.  For information about YOUR RIGHTS and who to go to on campus to report your sexual assault, see  http://affirm.pages.tcnj.edu/title-ix/

The sexual assault and domestic violence confidential 24-hour hotline number for the Mercer County area is Womanspace at (609) 394-9000.

 

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