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Emergency Contraception (EC)

Also know as Plan B or the "Morning After Pill", EC is a form of contraception to prevent pregnancy after an unprotected sexual encounter. It will not terminate a preexisting pregnancy. Students can obtain Plan B from Dartmouth's Health Services Pharmacy at Dick's House for $29 without a prescription. DA$H cannot be used to purchase products from the pharmacy but the purchase can be put on your student account and will be listed as a 'Pharmacy Charge' on your bill. Plan B is an over-the-counter (OTC) medication that can be purchased at any drug store pharmacy without a prescription by person's 18 or older. For more information about Plan B, click HERE.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)

Also known as a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE), is a registered nurse (RN) specially trained in conducting a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) and collecting forensic evidence following a rape or attempted rape. SANEs should be available to hospitals 24/7 and are trained to collect forensic evidence and be objective in the event they need to testify in court. DHMC has SANEs available in the event of a sexual assault. Victims/survivors can call the hospital ahead of time and ask for one or just show up to the Emergency Room (ER) within 72 of the assault and request a SANE.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

Also known as Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), STIs are infections that are often passed from an infected person to another during unprotected sexual or intimate contact. Many STIs are asymptomatic (do not show signs or symptoms). Students can get tested for the most common STIs at Dick's House. Many STIs are curable with antibiotics, but if left untreated they can be very dangerous to your health. If you have think you may have been exposed to an STI through an unprotected sexual encounter, you should contact Health Services to schedule an appointment. For more information about STIs click HERE.

 

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Last Updated: 4/10/14