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What is Emergency Contraception?

Emergency Contraception 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 -- morning after pill or an IUD.

Click here to read common questions about 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 EC is always available at Planned Parenthood. Over the counter and prescription options are available. Call 1-866-476-1321 to get an estimate on how much emergency contraception might cost you. 


Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is a tax exempt 501 (c)(3) organization. Federal ID Number: 03-0222941