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Health Advisory: Alesse Birth Control Pills

We have been advised by Health Canada that the Alesse birth control pill packages may contain pills that are roughly half the proper size they are supposed to be and look different. The affected lots number are: Alesse 21 A2532 expiry date August 2018 (Waterloo clinic) and Alesse 28 A3183 and expiry date: April 2019. (Brantford Clinic)
Please read the advisory on the Health Canada website

  • If you have already started using an affected package, continue taking pills daily as indicated and we recommend you use condoms as a back up method of birth control
  • If you purchased from the Student Wellness Centre, please return any of the products to our clinic, even if opened, and the Health & Wellness Centre will replace them (free of charge)
  • If you purchased at a pharmacy, contact that pharmacy
  • If you have concerns, please visit us at the Student Wellness Centre or call and speak to one of the nurses

Laurier's Student Wellness Centres are the home of all physical, emotional and mental health services for students on our Waterloo and Brantford campuses. We are a multidisciplinary team offering comprehensive, collaborative service to help you get the best support in the most seamless and coordinated manner possible.

All students have access to these services through their OHIP and extended health plans. We welcome and support diverse communities.

You will be asked to swipe your health card every time you visit us, so don't forget it!

If you are suicidal or do not think you can keep yourself safe right now:

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Waterloo Student Wellness Centre

T: 519.884.0710 x3146
F: 519.885.4865

Brantford Student Wellness Centre

T: 519.756.8228 x5803

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