Birth Control Facts



Did you know that 85% of females who don't use birth control will get pregnant?  The clinical staff at the Jacobus Center will help you decide what birth control method is right for you.  A person is often able to start on their method of choice right away.  Call 607-753-5027 to schedule an appointment.

Remember that condoms are the only birth control method that provides protection from STDs.

Protect Yourself - Use Condoms.
The risk of pregnancy can be reduced by taking emergency contraception (EC), also known as the morning after pill, within 5 days of unprotected sex or a method failure such as a condom breaking. The sooner EC is taken, the more effective it will be.

You can get EC from the Jacobus Center for Reproductive Health.

Call 607-753-5027 to schedule an appointment.

​Emergency Contraception Facts


Hours of Operation

Day of the Week
Hours
Monday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
If you are 17 years old or older, and you can't get to the Jacobus Center while we are open, you can get emergency contraception over the counter from most pharmacies.

If you are 17 years old or older and have New York State Medicaid benefit card you can get emergency contraception at a pharmacy with your Medicaid card up to 6 times a year.

For more information about EC, visit Princeton University's Emergency Contraception website.