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 410-612-1768 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.