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Emergency Contraceptives

Morning-after pill, five-day after pills, and your options. We are not a medical facility and do not provide or refer for emergency contraceptives. Our on-site services are provided by Next Step Testing.

Emergency Contraceptive Information

Emergency contraception is any type of birth control used after unprotected intercourse or a known or suspected contraceptive failure (e.g. a broken condom) to attempt to prevent pregnancy. The morning-after pill, also known as Plan B, is the most commonly used emergency contraceptive. The morning-after pill is not the same as the abortion pill or a chemical abortion and should not be used to end a pregnancy.

Should I Take the Morning-after Pill?

You can only become pregnant on certain days of the month — around the time that you ovulate. Taking the morning-after pill during a time when you cannot become pregnant needlessly exposes you to a large dose of hormones and costs you money. If you are already pregnant from an earlier sexual encounter, taking the morning-after pill is of no value and may cause unpleasant side effects.

How We Can Help

If you think you may be pregnant, make an appointment today. We provide free pregnancy tests. Before taking any emergency contraceptives, it's important to rule out pregnancy.

During your appointment, we will provide information about the different types of emergency contraceptives, how they work, and any potential side-effects. 

If you are already pregnant, we can provide a free pregnancy options consultation, including information on medication abortion (the abortion pill), abortion procedures, types of adoption, and parenting options. We provide information on abortion and pregnancy options. We do not refer for or provide emergency contraceptives.

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