Emergency Contraception Topic Guide

Emergency Contraception Emergency Contraception: Emergency contraception (birth control after intercourse) is the use of a drug or device to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. Emergency contraceptive measures can be taken within the first 72 hours after unprotected intercourse.

Emergency Contraception Topic Guide - Visuals

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Emergency Contraception Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins


mifepristone Mifepristone

Mifeprex blocks the actions of a hormone needed to maintain a pregnancy...learn more »

levonorgestrel emergency contraceptive Levonorgestrel Emergency Contraceptive

Levonorgestrel is a female hormone that prevents ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medication also causes changes in your cervical mucus ...learn more »

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