Unplanned Pregnancy

Students may come in for contraception management, barrier contraception and pregnancy testing if suspected.

student health services:

Emergency Contraception.......................$20.00

Oral Contraceptive Pills..........................$15.00

Urine Pregnancy Testing.........................$5.00


what is Emergency Contraception (EC)?

Emergency contraception (Plan B One Step, Next Choice One Dose)  is a single tablet, single dose emergency contraception. It is to be used as a back-up method of preventing pregnancy, NOT for routine use. Emergency contraception can reduce the chance of pregnancy when taken as directed up to 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. Recent research indicates that emergency contraception can be taken up to 120 hours after unprotected sex. The pill is more effective the sooner it is taken, so take emergency contraception as soon as possible after unprotected intercourse.


how does Emergency Contraception work?

EC is an effective form of back-up birth control. Plan B or Next Choice is one pill which has a higher dose of a hormone found in birth control pills. EC works in a similar way to prevent pregnancy, but will not affect an existing pregnancy.


When is EC appropriate to use?

You can use Emergency Contraception after you have had unprotected sex or contraceptive failure, one or more times in the prior 72 - 120 hours, and you DO NOT want to become pregnant.


Where  can YOU get EC?

If you are 17 or older, you can purchase emergency contraception without a prescription at most drug stores. It is usually in stock behind the counter, so you will need to ask for it. You may be asked for proof of ID therefore be sure to bring it with you. Both women and men are able to purchase EC.


Additional Resources

  1. Planned Parenthood
    406 Orange St, New Haven, CT 06511
  2. Planned Parenthood
    345 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511
  3. New Haven Health Department-Women's Health


supportive services:


*Adoption Services

If you choose adoption for your baby there are many resources to help you in your decision:

Catholic Family Services
Catholic Charities is one of the oldest child-placing agencies in Connecticut. Their Adoption program is licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.

Child Adoption Resource Association
CT-AFS offers parents four (4) types of adoptions: Semi-Open Adoption, Open Adoption,  Identified Adoption (parents pick an adoptive family before contacting the agency), and Closed Adoption . You can get more information on their website or by calling.

American Adoptions
American Adoptions has worked with both birth parents and adoptive families in many cities of Connecticut, including Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford and Stamford. You can call anytime for 24 hour support.

Heart to Heart Adoptions
Heart to Heart Adoptions is a 501c3 Not for Profit adoption agency specializing in domestic adoptions throughout the United States.


*Pregnancy Support

There are many services available to you if you do in-fact choose to keep the baby.

Birthright of Greater New Haven
They offer completely confidential help and advice,  prenatal information, maternity and baby clothes. They will help you whether you are single or married and   regardless of age, race, or religion. 

Hope for Life
They offer parenting classes, educational materials, community referrals, medical referrals. All services are free of charge and confidential

Pregnancy Support Center
They offer free and confidential ultrasounds, and counseling along with educational materials.

Healthy Start/Husky Program
(203)946-8187 or (203)946-2959
Healthy Start is a health insurance program for low income pregnant women whose household income is at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. There is no asset limit. Services include case management for the pregnant woman and for her children ages 0-2.


*Termination (Abortion)

If you choose to end your pregnancy here are some options that will assist you

Planned Parenthood of CT
They offer elective procedures in New haven, West Hartford, Norwich & Stamford up to 16 weeks. They offer the medical( pill) termination done up to 7 weeks and 6 days at Meriden, Bridgeport, Enfield, New London, Manchester, Waterbury and Torrington. Sliding scale fees, and insurances accepted.

Hartford GYN Center
They offer an elective procedure done 6-19.6 weeks and Medical (pill) termination up to 9 weeks. Insurances are accepted or payment is required upfront without insurance. Discounts available with student IDs.

Summit Woman's Medical Center
They offer elective procedures done 7-16 weeks and Medical (pill) termination done up to 9 weeks. Insurances are accepted or payment is required upfront without insurance.