Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception (also known as emergency birth control, morning after pill, Plan B or Ella) is a safe, effective and affordable means of preventing pregnancy when you have unprotected sex or when your other birth control method fails (e.g. condom breakage, forgetting to take pills, etc.).

How it works

Emergency contraception or emergency birth control is a pill that you must take no later than 120 hours (5 days) after having unprotected sex. The sooner it is taken the more effective it is in preventing pregnancy. Ideally, it should be taken within 72 hours (3 days) of unprotected sex.

Emergency birth control is NOT medication abortion and cannot interrupt an established pregnancy.It works by preventing an egg from being released or by preventing it from being fertilized by sperm.

 

How to get it

Emergency birth control is available over the counter at most pharmacies. It does not require a prescription. At Feminist Center, we offer emergency birth control at a more affordable price than many pharmacies.

  • $30 -One pack (one usage)
  • $55- Two packs

Give us a quick call at 404-728-7900 or 1-800-877-6013 to let us know you’re on the way to pick it up. If you are a new patient, you will be need to fill out necessary medical forms.

Important: The most effective form of Emergency Contraception is the copper IUD when placed within 5 days of unprotected sex. Please let our staff know if you need an appointment for copper IUD placement for Emergency Contraception.