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Can I get emergency contraceptive pills in case I need them?

Yes. Plan b is over the counter (women under 17 may need an rx in some states) or you can talk to your md or midwife/np about prescribing emergency contraceptives to have on hand in case you need it. However, if you are sexually active, there may be better contraceptive options available. Read more...

Are emergency contraceptive pills (ecps) the same as the abortion pill?

No. Emergency contraception is basically a specific way to take birth control pills that work to prevent ovulation. Ec will not abort a pregnancy once it is established. This is why it need to be taken as soon after unprotected intercourse as possible to work. Read more...