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Types of Emergency Contraception

If you’ve recently had unprotected sex or contraceptive failure, make an appointment today.

THE MORNING AFTER PILL

The morning after pill (also known as Plan B) is a form of emergency contraception. Emergency contraception is any type of birth control used after unprotected intercourse or a known or suspected contraceptive failure (i.e. a broken condom) to attempt to prevent pregnancy.

If you are already pregnant from an earlier sexual encounter, taking the morning after pill is of no value and can cause unpleasant side effects.

Prescription-based emergency contraceptives

There are some emergency contraceptives that can be used within five days after unprotected intercourse or suspected contraceptive failure (e.g. a broken condom) to attempt to prevent pregnancy. It is available by prescription only and your doctor should rule out pregnancy before prescribing these drugs.

You can only become pregnant on certain days of the month — around the time that you ovulate. Taking an emergency contraceptive during a time when you cannot become pregnant needlessly exposes you side-effects of a relatively new drug that has not had long-term testing.

THESE DRUGS SHOULD NOT BE USED TO TERMINATE AN EXISTING PREGNANCY.

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Contact us to learn more. We can give you information on how it works, side-effects, and determine if you are pregnant before you take an emergency contraceptive.

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DISCLAIMER: We provide education on abortion and pregnancy options. Reliance Center does not refer for or perform abortions or emergency contraceptives.