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Emergency Contraception (EC)

Emergency Contraception (EC), also known as Morning After Pill or Plan B, is contraception used after sexual intercourse but before a women becomes pregnant. Consider using Emergency Contraception if you did not use a contraceptive during sex or if you think your contraceptive did not work properly.  Emergency Contraceptive pills contain the same medication as regular birth control pills and help prevent pregnancy:

  • If taken within 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex
  • If the condom breaks
  • If no birth control was used
  • If birth control pills were missed or lost
  • If diaphrams or cervical caps become dislodged
  • If partner uses withdrawal method

The sooner you take Emergency Contraception, the more effective it is.  Emergency Contraception pills are not effective after pregnancy has occurred.  For regular long-term use, other contraceptive methods are more effective.  Emergency Contraception will not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.  Emergency Contraception is available on a walk-in basis at the following location:

       Location :        1321 Woodbridge Station Way
                                 Edgewood, MD  21040
                                Click here for directions
       Days and Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.