19 doctors weighed in:
Does emergency contraception exist?
19 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It is most useful and effective the sooner it is taken to unprotected intercourse.

In brief: Yes
It is most useful and effective the sooner it is taken to unprotected intercourse.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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Dr. Michael Flax
or to a broken condom.
Dr. Justin Diedrich
The most effective method is a copper-IUD, which can be placed up to 5 days after unprotected sex. In the USA, you can purchase "plan b" or "emergency contraception" without a prescription at most pharmacies. Or on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Emergency-Contraceptive-purchase-without-prescription/dp/B003FBI8WS).
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There are several brands now.
Plan b being the most popular. In most states it is available over the counter for those over 18.

In brief: Yes
There are several brands now.
Plan b being the most popular. In most states it is available over the counter for those over 18.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Over the age of 17 as well!
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Plan b one-step is over the counter and is levonorgesterol.
It is most effective if taken right away. Ella (ulipristal acetate) requires a prescription, contains ulipristal, and may be a bit more effective after a few days. The copper containing iud, paraguard is also a highly effective emergency contraceptive that is good for 10 years.

In brief: Yes
Plan b one-step is over the counter and is levonorgesterol.
It is most effective if taken right away. Ella (ulipristal acetate) requires a prescription, contains ulipristal, and may be a bit more effective after a few days. The copper containing iud, paraguard is also a highly effective emergency contraceptive that is good for 10 years.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Plan b is available over the counter for patient 17 +.

In brief: Yes
Plan b is available over the counter for patient 17 +.
Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
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