Contraceptives & Pregnancy Tests

The Shag Shop is McGill's online safer sex & health boutique and your resource for sexual health information.  We closed our Student Health clinic location in April 2014 and have reopened as an online store. Order here

For questions about sexual health, where to get STI testing, or contraceptive options, please don't hesitate to shagshop.stuserv [at] mcgill.ca (email,) call 514-398-2087 or facebook us and a Peer Health Educator will be glad to answer you.   

    

Today Sponge

These soft foam sponges containing spermicide (nonoxynol-9) are a non-hormonal form of contraception. Inserted prior to intercourse, the sponge blocks the sperm's path, absorbs the sperm, and kills them. Protection lasts 24 hours, and sponge can be inserted up to 24 hours before expected intercourse, ensuring discretion.

Available in a pack of 3.*
 

          Omniflex Diaphragm

A barrier that is meant to be inserted before intercourse. When used with a barrier gel (like spermicide or ContraGel), it provides effective protection against pregnancy. A prescription from a physician is needed to ensure the correct size. 

Available in Size 70 and 75.
        

Caya Contoured Diaphragm

New! The Caya Contoured Diaphragm is made in one size to fit most bodies, without requiring a pelvic exam. When used with a barrier gel (like spermicide or ContraGel), it provides effective protection against pregnancy.

          ContraGel Green

A "barrier gel" that can be used with a diaphragm or cervical cap to increase their effectiveness. Unlike many other barrier gels, ContraGel contains no nonoxynol-9 or other harsh synthetic chemicals, which can be irritating to many people.
 

Clinic-Grade Pregnancy Test

At less than half the price of a pharmacy brand, these pregnancy tests are clinic-grade, and detect the hormone hCG from urine, from 6-15 days after conception.

First Response Pregnancy Test

Detects pregnancy as early as 6 days before your expected period, and designed to detect all relevant forms of urinary hCG throughout pregnancy.
 
        Digital Thermometer

A sturdy digital thermometer with an automatic alarm, it has an accuracy of ± 0.2°F.