Emergency Contraception

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Emergency Contraception

  • Emergency Contraception (EC) is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex.
    • EC is also known as emergency birth control, backup birth control, the morning after pill and by the brand name Plan B.
  • It can be taken up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex, but it is best if taken as soon as possible.
  • Public Health can help you determine if EC is right for you. Also, we can provide education and resources to help avoid the need for EC in the future. Plan B is available for clients.

You may want EC if:

  • You didn't use a condom or birth control 
  • The condom broke during sex 
  • You forgot to take your birth control 
  • You were forced to have unprotected sex

Learn more about EC. (English PDF)

Haz clic aquí para apredener más sobre AE. (Spanish PDF)