Need a Plan B
Reducing barriers to access the morning after pill, so you can make the right decision for you.
The morning after pill is now fully funded through our Campus Pharmacy and Student Health and Counselling Services.
For more information on how you can access this service, your options, and the support services available to you please read the information below. Should you have any further queries, we encourage you to reach out to the Te Papa Manaaki | Campus Care team.
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When should I take the morning after pill?
The morning after pill is approved to be taken up to 72 hours after sex (three days). However for most people it is still effective up to four days after sex.
It has a success rate of 98% for those of average weight, when taken within four days of unprotected sex. It is not as effective if you weigh more than 70kg, so you may be advised to take a double dose. It's recommended that you tell the doctor or nurse you see about any other medication you are taking as this may effect your treatment. If you vomit within three hours of taking the morning after pill, you’ll need to get another one.
How can I access the morning after pill on city campus?
The initiative looks at fully funding the morning after pill available through services on our city campus. We want to remove the financial barriers for students and increase accessibility.
Students will be able to access the morning after pill in two ways:
1. Campus Pharmacy (city campus only)
Students can access the morning after pill from the campus pharmacy without a script or appointment. It is required that the student answer health questions to ensure that the medication fits the students’ needs. The Pharmacist will then provide the student with a pregnancy test and a morning after pill for free.
2. Student Health and Counselling Services
Student registered with Health service can book on-the-day nurse appointments (Mon-Fri) to access the morning after pill. The nurse will ask the student some questions about their health and perform a risk analysis in case a referral is necessary. The nurse will provide the student with a pregnancy test and a morning after pill for free. There will be no cost for the nurse appointment either.
Students of a certain weight may need a second pill as one pill may not be enough to prevent ovulation. In this instance, the second pill will also be funded.
Students will need to prove they are a current University of Auckland student. This can be done by either showing their Campus Card or
logging into Student Services Online (SSO) to show their enrolled courses. Their personal information will not be recorded by the University. Any details kept on file will be purely medical processes that are followed by all healthcare professionals.
How can I access the morning after pill on other campuses?
- Epsom Campus: Family Planning in Newmarket or City Campus
- Grafton Campus: Family Planning in Newmarket or City Campus
- Tai Tokerau: Family Planning
- Tai Tonga: Family Planning
If you are not currently on campus, check out the Family Planning website to find your closest clinic. If you access the morning after pill through Family Planning there may be a $5 prescription fee.
You can purchase the morning after pill through most pharmacies, but the price can range significantly, but it’s usually between $35-$50.
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Free condoms are available (with a prescription) through your GP, Family Planning, or local sexual health clinic.
General sexual health advice is always available by chatting to your GP, nurse or your regular sexual health clinic.