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What is Emergency Contraception?

Emergency Contraception, also known as "the morning after pill," is a safe and effective way to reduce your risk of pregnancy up to five days (120 hours) after unprotected sex.

There are two different types of emergency contraception:

You may want to use Emergency Contraception if:

  • The condom broke or slipped off
  • You missed two or more birth control pills
  • Your diaphragm or cervical cap slipped out of place
  • You weren't using any birth control
  • You were forced to have unprotected vaginal sex

Affordable emergency contraception is always available at Planned Parenthood. Some types require a prescription and others are available over-the-counter. Call 1-866-476-1321 to get an estimate or to get emergency contraception. 

 Learn more about emergency contraception.

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