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Southern Finger Lakes

Which Emergency Contraceptive is Best for Me?

Next Choice ella Paragard (copper) IUD
75-89% effective in first 3 days 85% effective more than 99% effective
less effective if taken 3-5 days after unprotected intercourse effective for 5 days after unprotected intercourse effective for full 5 days after unprotected intercourse, and then ongoing for up to 12 years
less effective for women with BMI over 25 not as affected by weight/BMI as Next Choice not affected by weight/BMI
can be taken if you are breastfeeding should NOT be used if breastfeeding if starting hormonal birth control now, use back up method for 14 days
available at PPSFL, without an appointment - even if are not a patient - if you are not a patient  17 or older; also available in pharmacies if 17 or older available by prescription only; a quick office visit is required for your first prescription only and we can fit you in right away brief visit required now; IUD insertion may be possible within 2-3 days
fee-scaled (based on your income) for patients; $25 for non-patients fee-scaled (based on your income) for patients; $25 for non-patients fee-scaled (based on your income) $0-$825; covered by the Family Planning Benefit Program (a New York State insurance program that covers exams and birth control, even if you have other insurance)
may use multiple times per cycle should NOT be used more than once per cycle provides ongoing contraception for up to 12 years
if starting hormonal birth control now, use back up method for 7 days if starting hormonal birth control now, use back up method for 14 days provides ongoing contraception for up to 12 years
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Which Emergency Contraceptive is Best for Me?