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Emergency contraceptive pills are effective 2 hours after sex? Is it not too early?

They're effective . Yes, they are effective at that time. Read more...
If an emergency. contraceptive pill is needed - that is an ideal time to take it - as soon as possible after sex. Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. Read more...

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...