Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception) at a Glance
- Birth control you can use to prevent pregnancy up to five days (120 hours) after unprotected sex
- Safe and effective
- Available without a prescription if 17 or older
- Costs vary from $10 to $70
Is the Morning-After Pill (Emergency Contraception) Right for Me?
Accidents happen — that's why we have the morning-after pill (also known as emergency contraception). Did you have intercourse without using protection? Did you forget to use your birth control correctly? Did the condom break, leaving you worried about becoming pregnant? If so, emergency contraception might be a good choice for you.
Here are some of the most common questions we hear women ask about emergency contraception. We hope the answers help you decide if it is right for you.