Emergency Contraception

It's just that -- contraception. Emergency Contraception (EC) is used to prevent pregnancy within 72 hours of having unprotected sex. EC can also be used if:
  • You didn't use any birth control
  • The condom broke
  • You missed 2 or more birth control pills or you started your pack late
  • Your diaphragm slipped
  • You missed your birth control shot or
  • You had sex when you weren't expecting to.
  • EC cannot interrupt or disrupt an established pregnancy and shouldn't be confused with mifepristone (RU-486).
  • Emergency contraception is also known as the "morning-after pill."

How do I get it?


Call your local health department or physician's office and ask about Emergency Contraception. Tell them you need Emergency Contraception. Remember ... You have 3 Days to act! Find more information online.