Did you have unprotected sexual intercourse? Maybe you missed a couple of days taking your birth control pill? Did the condom leave you worried about pregnancy becoming a possibility? If so, emergency contraception might be a good choice for you.
The emergency contraception treatment, also known as the morning after pill, is an FDA approved method of preventing pregnancy. While we don’t recommend this method in place of your regular birth control, it is 90% accurate at prevention of pregnancy on the one time you forgot your birth control.
We offer a three-step process for emergency contraception. You must come in within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. We will do a pregnancy test to verify you are not already pregnant. We then will do a brief health history and will give the first pill. 12 hours after you have taken the first pill, you will take your 2nd pill. After two weeks, we will give you a second pregnancy test to verify that the procedure was a success.
The morning after pill should be taken within 72 hours of unprotected vaginal intercourse. The sooner the pills are taken, the more effective they will be in preventing pregnancy. Plan B does not protect against any STIs (including HIV/AIDS). It is also NOT effective in terminating an existing pregnancy. Emergency Contraception will not work if you are already pregnant.