What to Know About Emergency Birth Control

What Is Emergency Birth Control?

It’s a safe way to prevent pregnancy after you might not have used protection.

Why Use It?

It’s used when things don't go as planned, like if protection fails.

It's Not Regular Birth Control

Remember, this is for emergencies and not for regular use.

There are special pills that can be taken after.

Types of Emergency Pills

The sooner you take it, the better it works.

How Soon?

Up to 3 Days

Most types work best within 3 days.

Another Option: IUD

A tiny device a doctor can place that also prevents pregnancy.

Where to Get It?

Available at pharmacies or clinics.

It’s Confidential

Getting help is private and your information is safe.

It’s Safe

Doctors say it's safe to use for emergencies.

It’s a good idea to talk to an adult or a doctor.