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Yes. The morning after pill is also called emergency contraception. It helps prevent pregnancy if you take it up to 5 days after unprotected sex.

Emergency contraception won’t interfere with testosterone (T). In fact, trans men can use all methods of emergency contraception, including IUDs, ella, and Plan B, whether or not they’re using gender-affirming hormone therapy.

The best emergency contraception method for you depends on when you had sex, how fast you can get EC, and your weight

  • Plan B and other generic levonorgestrel pills are the easiest type to get — you can buy them over-the-counter without a prescription at many pharmacies, drug stores, and superstores. But these types of pills won’t work if you weigh more than 165 pounds. And they’re less effective after day 3. 
  • ella is another type of EC pill. It’s more effective than Plan B, and it works for people who weigh over 165 pounds. But ella may work less well if you weigh 195 pounds or more. And you need a prescription to get ella. You can get a prescription for ella from a nurse or doctor — like the ones at your local Planned Parenthood health center. You can also get a fast medical consultation and prescription with next-day delivery online from Nurx.
  • IUDs are the most effective type of emergency contraception no matter what you weigh, but you have to go to a doctor or nurse to have it put in.. 

Take our quiz to get an idea of what type of emergency contraception is best for you. You can usually get all types of emergency contraception at your local Planned Parenthood health center.

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