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Student Health and Counseling provides a range of services, including but not limited to gynecological care, contraception counseling and prescriptions, including emergency contraception; preventive care, and STI testing. All services are confidential. Appointments for gynecological and reproductive care are available to Penn’s gender diverse community.

Besides routine check-ups or to obtain contraception, you are welcome to schedule an appointment if you have any of the following symptoms or concerns:

  • Abnormal or heavy vaginal discharge that itches, burns, has an odor, or causes you discomfort
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding, missed periods or irregular menstrual cycles
  • Bleeding between periods (spotting or break through bleeding)
  • Painful intercourse
  • Menstrual cramps that cause you to miss school or work
  • Any signs of pregnancy
  • Side effects or problems from your birth control method
  • Breast pain, lump, or discharge from the nipple
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI) symptoms

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Reproductive Health

  • Reproductive Care: reproductive care and treatment is provided through Student Health and Counseling, including contraceptives, referrals for fertility treatments and abortion care, and more.
  • Abortion Services: Despite the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, Penn students seeking abortions will continue to be referred to safe and reputable abortion providers at clinics in the Philadelphia area. Safe abortions are still legal in the state of Pennsylvania and in the City of Philadelphia.

Reproductive Health and Abortion Care FAQ



  • All contraception and medication refills need to be obtained either during a Gynecologic Care appointment or by calling 215-746-WELL (9355). If you need a new prescription, you will need to first make an appointment.
  • Picking up refills: Please call in advance to set up a time to pick up contraceptive refills. Your order can be picked up at the Gynecologic Care Center on the next business day during regular business hours. Please note that any prescriptions picked up when the cashier is closed will be automatically billed to your bursar account.
  • Traveling? Please be sure to plan your contraceptive needs a few weeks prior to your departure. Don’t wait until the last minute!