Emergency Contraception


Condom Broke? What to Do After Unprotected Sex

Every year, 3 million women in the U.S. have unintended pregnancies either because they skipped contraception or used it improperly. Here are seven things to consider after having unprotected sex.   View slideshow

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Use Emergency Contraception

Expert N. Jean Amoura, MD, an associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, offers her advice on emergency contraception.  Read More


Emergency Contraception Myths

Almost half of all pregnancies in the U.S. each year are unplanned. Emergency contraception pills can prevent unwanted pregnancies, but many women don’t know it’s available without a prescription or aren’t sure how to use it.   View slideshow

The Morning-After Pill Is Birth Control Backup

Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy, but the sooner you take it, the better.
The morning-after pill, or Plan B, was FDA-approved in 2006 to be sold without a prescription as emergency contraception. Once available only to women 17 or older, a 2013 court ruling overturned the age limit.   Read More