Important - Health Canada has issued a recall on the birth control product called Alysena 28.
Alysena®-28 is the generic form of Alesse®. The product potentially contains two weeks of placebo (sugar pills) instead of one week, which increases the possibility of unplanned pregnancy.If you, or anyone you know has filled a prescription of Alesse® or Alysena®-28, between December 1, 2012 and April 12, 2013, please see a pharmacist to determine whether your prescription is affected by this recall. See both links below to check the affected lot numbers (found on your prescription product).
For more information call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 or visit Health Canada's website at:
AND to see the notice regarding additional lots of Alysena-28 affected by the recall:
Please NOTE: Peel Public Health, Healthy Sexuality Clinics do not dispense Alysena®-28.
In the Know
Sex. It seems everyone is doing it or at least talking about it. But do they have all the facts about safer sex? It's hard to know who to confide in and who to trust when you have questions about sex and your health.
On this site you'll find information you can trust on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV/AIDS. You'll find phone numbers and maps for Healthy Sexuality clinics in Peel. And if your questions are about birth control and pregnancy, we've provided all sorts of information for you as well.