Accidents happen. If you had sex without using birth control or made a mistake using your method, there’s still a way to prevent pregnancy — but you have to act fast.
Emergency contraception is birth control you can use to prevent pregnancy up to five days (120 hours) after unprotected sex. It’s safe and effective. There are two types of emergency contraception: morning-after pills, and the copper IUD.
You can get some types of morning-after pills (like Plan B) without a prescription at drug stores, grocery stores, or Planned Parenthood health centers.
For other types of emergency contraception (like the copper IUD or ella morning-after pill), you need an appointment with or prescription from a Planned Parenthood health center or other health care provider.
The expert nurses, doctors, and educators at your local Planned Parenthood health center can give you more information about emergency contraception, and help you get the morning-after pill or copper IUD.
We offer services in:
Birth Control Pills as Emergency Contraception
Morning-after Pill (Plan B and Similar Brands)
Morning-after Pill (Ella)
- IUD (Copper)