If you’ve recently had unprotected sex or your partner’s condom broke, you might consider emergency contraception if you’re feeling anxious about the possibility of a pregnancy.
Commonly sold as Plan B One-Step and ella®, emergency contraception may reduce the chance of pregnancy.
These medications are reported to work in several possible ways:
1. Delaying ovulation,
2. Blocking sperm from joining with egg
3. Preventing a fertilized egg from implanting – some may consider this a very early abortion.1,2,3
However, it’s important to know emergency contraception does not work if you are already pregnant, and does not prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and there are potential risks and side effects to be considered.4
To learn more about emergency contraception, its risks, & side effects, schedule your confidential consultation.