Emergency Contraception can prevent a pregnancy before it starts. (That means it’s not the same as the abortion pill.) There are four types of Emergency Contraception to choose from and they all work up to 5 days (or 120 hours) after unprotected sex. But take it sooner rather than later to reduce the possibility of getting pregnant — which is a great reason to keep it on hand.
Emergency Contraception provides the possibility of prevention after you have sex.
Emergency Contraception is somewhat effective (not as good as lots of methods you can use before or during sex). Emergency Contraception may be less effective for people weighing more than 154 pounds.
Can cause upset stomach and vomiting.
Number of pills and doses depends on the brand.
Available without a prescription. Find your local health center here.