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Expert care for the unexpected.

For a limited time, we are offering free over-the-counter (OTC) emergency contraception, also known as the morning-after pill or EC.

EC works best when you take it within three days after unprotected sex. Just walk in to any of our health centers during business hours — no appointment needed. 

How effective are EContra EZ and other OTC levonorgestrel morning-after pills?*

An OTC levonorgestrel morning-after pill – like EContra – can lower your chance of unintended pregnancy by 75-89% if you take it within three days after unprotected sex. But sooner is better – the longer you wait, the less effective it is.

*This type of EC is less effective in people who weigh over 155 lbs. In this case, Ella or the copper IUD, which work up to five days after unprotected sex, might be better EC options for you.

Does the morning-after pill have side effects?

The morning-after pill is very safe, and side effects aren’t super common. There have been no reports of serious problems out of the millions of people who’ve taken it. After you take the morning-after pill, it’s normal for your next period to be different from what you’re used to. It may come earlier or later, and be heavier, lighter or spottier.

Keep it handy.

Since the morning-after pill works better the sooner you take it, it’s a good idea to get it before you need it. You can keep it in your medicine cabinet and it will be there for you, just in case!