Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception is a drug designed to take after sex to prevent or end a pregnancy at its earliest stage. Sometimes it’s referred to as the morning-after pill. The two most common types are Plan B One-Step and ella.

Both kinds of morning-after pills can be used up to 3-5 days after sex, but Plan B One-Step becomes less effective over time. Some types of emergency contraception are sold without a prescription, while others require a prescription. Both types of morning-after pills can cause an abortion, depending on when you take them. Plan B One-Step, Ella, and other forms of emergency contraception are not recommended if you are already pregnant, and can actually hurt you if you take them while pregnant.

If you think you might be pregnant, your first step should be to take a pregnancy test. You can contact us to schedule an appointment or come by our office when you have time.

If you would like additional information, our medical personnel would be happy to help, please contact us.