Emergency Contraception

Like all birth control, emergency contraception is not 100% effective. We recommend getting a pregnancy test 2-3 weeks after taking emergency contraception, such as Ella or Plan B. 

Ella emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy up to 5 days after sex. It is more effective than other morning-after pills, but you need a prescription to get it, which means you need a provider to give it to you. Ella lowers your chances of getting pregnant by 85 percent if you take it within 5 days after unprotected sex.  

Plan B 
Plan B works best when you take it within 3 days after unprotected sex. You do not need a prescription for Plan B, it is available on a walk-in basis. Plan B can lower your chance of getting pregnant by 75-89% if you take it within 3 days after unprotected sex. 

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1. Condoms
2. Cycle Beads
3. Depo Shot
4. Diaphragm and Fem Cap
5. Emergency Contraception
6. Implant
7. IUD
8. NuvaRing
9. Patches
10. Pills
11. Referral for Vasectomy or Tubal Ligation