Birth Control - Emergency Contraceptive:
Emergency contraception is a safe and effective means of preventing pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. EC, also known as emergency birth control, has been available for more than 30 years. It contains hormones found in birth control pills and must be started within 120 hours after unprotected intercourse. It is also referred to as the "Morning After Pill."
B® is an emergency contraceptive that can still prevent a
pregnancy after contraceptive failure, unprotected sex, or
sexual assault. It should be taken within 3 days (72 hours) of
unprotected sex and can reduce the risk of pregnancy by up to
89%. But the sooner you take it the more effective it will be.
Plan B® is not RU-486 (the abortion pill); it will not work if
you are already pregnant.
Emergency Contraceptive Pill