Emergency Contraception Will Be Available Over the Counter!

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Yes! It’s true! Emergency contraception, also known as Plan B or the morning-after pill, are going to be available over the counter!

What is emergency contraception?
Emergency contraception is backup plan that helps prevent pregnancy from happening after unprotected sex or birth control failure. It contains levonorgestrel, the same ingredient used in many birth control pills but you only need one pill!

When can you use emergency contraception?
You can use it within 72 hours after sex, but works better if you take it as soon as possible.

Can only girls buy emergency contraception?
Nope! Guys can also buy emergency contraception.

How much does emergency contraception cost?
It depends on which one you want but if you choose Plan B, you can get it at the pharmacy for $30-$60 or at Planned Parenthood for up to $35. If you want to save $10, you can download this coupon! Some family planning clinics offer free emergency contraception too.

Looking for more information on emergency contraception, the types available, and how to use it? Check out Bedsider for comparisons, stories, and details. 

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