You can obtain emergency birth control (also known as emergency contraception, the morning after pill, or Plan B) at the Feminist Women's Health Center with a quick phone call to let us know you're on your way to pick it up. It's safe, effective, and affordable.
What you need to know about emergency birth control
Emergency birth control (EBC) is a safe and effective means of preventing pregnancy after unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure. It is also known as emergency contraception or its brand name -- Plan B. EBC is also sometimes called the morning after pill. EBC has been available for more than 30 years and it contains hormones found in typical birth control pills. In order to maximize its effectiveness, it must be started within 120 hours (or 5 days) after unprotected intercourse. The sooner it is taken the more effective it is, so it is ideal to take it within 72 hours (or 3 days).
EBC should be in every woman's medicine cabinet. It is an important tool for women to prevent unintended pregnancy.
You may want EBC or Plan B if . . .
- The condom broke or slipped off.
- You forgot to take your birth control pills, insert your ring, or apply your patch.
- Your diaphragm, cap, or shield slipped out of place, and he ejaculated inside or near your vagina.
- You miscalculated your "safe" days.
- He didn't pull out in time.
- You weren't using any birth control.
You were forced to have unprotected vaginal sex.
EBC or Plan B is available over the counter (without a prescription) at many pharmacies for women age 17 or older. We offer EBC or Plan B at a more affordable price than many pharmacies.
$30: One pack (one usage)
$55: Two packs (to have on hand for future use)
Need more information?
- Read emergency birth control FAQs
- Download our emergency birth control consumer guide