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Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception

  • There are several forms of emergency contraception (EC) available. The Copper IUD or Paragard is the most effective (almost 100%) form of emergency contraception. It needs to be inserted within 5 days of unprotected intercourse. We can guide you to a provider for IUD insertion.
  • Emergency contraception (EC) pills are taken after intercourse to reduce the chance of an unintended pregnancy following unprotected vaginal intercourse. There are two types of EC pills available for use: Ella (ulipristal) and Plan B (levonorgestrel). Ella requires a prescription. Plan B can be purchased over the counter but may be covered by your health insurance with a prescription.
  • To learn more about EC.

  • Link to Patient Information for Ella
  • Please call our triage nurse if you have any questions about EC or to obtain a prescription.