Choices for Contraception
There are many choices for contraception – from condoms and spermicides to birth control pills and devices. With such a variety of methods available, many women are able to prevent an unintended pregnancy.
But what happens when things don’t go as planned? What if you didn’t use a condom? What if the condom ripped and you didn’t notice? What if you forgot to take your regular birth control?
What is Morning After™ Emergency Contraception?
Luckily, after-sex, emergency contraception is possible. Morning After is the after-sex birth control pill designed to prevent pregnancy. It greatly reduces the chance of becoming pregnant when taken within three days after unprotected sex. The sooner you take it, the more effective it is.
Morning After is an emergency contraceptive (EC) pill. EC is taken after sex, as needed, whereas regular contraceptives are taken regularly.
Some women might confuse Morning After with the RU 486 abortion pill however, they are completely different. Morning After prevents a pregnancy whereas the RU 486 pill is to terminate an existing pregnancy.
Levonorgestrel, the active ingredient in Morning After, has been used in regular birth control pills for decades. Long term scientific studies have demonstrated its safety in women of all ages.
Morning After is available over-the-counter without a prescription or ID. It’s approved for women of all ages and can be found in the family planning or feminine care isle at drug stores.