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We are pleased to announce that the family physicians at The Orchard/Apple Tree Maternity are expanding their services to include a broad array of sexual and reproductive health services to women, men and non-binary persons. We aim to provide safe, inclusive, accessible preventative care for people who are not attached to a primary care provider, or who’s primary care providers do not provide the service

IUD Clinic: FAQ

Services Provided include:

  • Cervical cancer screening/testing (pap smears)

  • Breast Health

  • Contraception and family planning including:

    • Contraceptive counselling and prescribing

    • IUD/IUS insertions and removals

    • Implant contraception (Nexplanon)

  • Pre-conception counseling

  • Initial Infertility Assessment

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) screening/testing and treatment

  • Perimenopause

  • Testicular and prostate cancer screening (for transwomen or non-binary)


The goal of this program is to improve access to sexual and reproductive health care to all people in our region.


Self-referrals are welcome. Formal referrals from care providers will include a consult letter in return.


Why use an IUD?

The pregnancy rates for people using IUDs are very low, and almost the same as, or better than, getting your tubes tied. IUDs can stay in place for up to 5 years and are a great option for people looking for more long term birth control. If you change your mind and want to become pregnant, an IUD can easily be removed.  Once an IUD is in place you don't need to do anything to make it work. IUD's are now free with BC Health Coverage.

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What type of IUD to choose?

There are a variety options for IUDs. You can choose between copper-based (non-hormonal) or progesterone-based (hormonal) depending on your preferences, cycle history and cost.

Click here for more information about the types of IUDs

Emergency Contraception and Copper IUDs

Did you know copper IUDs are the most effective form of emergency Contraception? They are over 99% effective at preventing pregnancies if inserted within 7 days after unprotected or under protected intercourse. 

Click here for more information about using IUDs as Emergency Contraception

To Make an Appointment

Call the office at 250-354-3884 and book an initial consultation to review the type of IUD that is right for you. Or have your family doctor send us a referral. If you are booking for Emergency Contraception, please phone the office as soon as possible.

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