The Emergency Contraception (EC) is commonly known as the “Morning After Pill“.
If you use emergency contraception within 120 hours (5 days) of an episode of unprotected intercourse, the method is approximately 85% effective in preventing pregnancy.
Emergency contraception involves taking two doses of medication 12 hours apart. The first dose should be taken as soon as possible, but no later than 120 hours from unprotected intercourse.
The morning after pill will not prevent pregnancy for any unprotected sex you may have after taking the pills.
You should have a normal period within 3 weeks. If you do not, you should return to our office for a pregnancy test.
Emergency contraception is SAFE — millions of people have used different kinds of emergency contraceptives for 30+ years. There have been no reports of serious complications.
Taking the Morning After Pill more than once won’t hurt you. But it’s not a good idea to use it as your regular birth control.