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Emergency Contraception at
Planned Parenthood

Accidents happen. That’s why there’s emergency contraception — a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy up to 5 days after unprotected sex.

Call (714) 922-4100 to make an appointment or learn more.

How it Works

How it Works

There are a few different types of emergency contraception, and each work differently. The best kind for you depends on a few factors — when you had sex, your weight, whether you’re breastfeeding, and what kind is easiest for you to get. Planned Parenthood can help you find out which option will be best.

All About Emergency Contraception

How do IUDs work as emergency contraception?

An IUD lowers your chances of getting pregnant by more than 99.9 percent if you get it put in within 5 days of unprotected sex. It’s the most effective kind of emergency contraception there is. And unlike morning-after pills, it works the same no matter how much you weigh.

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What’s the ella morning-after pill?

ella lowers your chances of getting pregnant by 85 percent if you take it within 5 days after unprotected sex — but the sooner you take it, the better. ella is the most effective type of morning-after pill you can get, but you do need a prescription to get it.

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What’s the Plan B morning-after pill?

The Plan B can lower your chance of getting pregnant by 75-89% if you take it within three days after unprotected sex. You can get Plan B at your local drugstore or pharmacy. 

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Get Emergency Contraception at Planned Parenthood

Our providers can help you figure out which type is best for you. Call us to make an appointment.


Looking for Birth Control?

There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to birth control. It’s important to find the method that fits your lifestyle. Visit your local Planned Parenthood Health Center to find your best birth control match.