Emergency Contraception Pills (ECPs) are a method of preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex and can be purchased at our Center now without a prescription and without delay. ECPs are most effective when taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex but can be effective taken up to five days later. It has been found that if the ECP is taken with 72 hours after having unprotected sex the risk of pregnancy is reduced by 89%. Please call to set up a convenient purchase.
ECPs contain higher doses of hormones than are found in regular birth control pills. They work by preventing the egg from leaving the ovary and the sperm from joining the egg. ECPs do not keep fertilized eggs from attaching to the uterus, and they are not effective if taken after a woman is already pregnant.