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Emergency Contraception Prescribing

We are here to provide you with reliable information and options for emergency contraception. Our goal is to help you understand the different methods, effectiveness, and how to obtain a prescription.

Emergency Contraception: Also known as the morning-after pill or post-coital contraception, emergency contraception prevents pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. It should be taken as soon as possible, preferably within 72 hours, but can be effective up to 120 hours (five days) afterward.

Methods: There are two primary types of emergency contraception:

  1. Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECPs): These pills contain hormones that prevent ovulation, interfere with fertilization, or inhibit implantation. Some are available over-the-counter, while others require a prescription.

  2. Copper Intrauterine Devices (IUDs): Copper IUDs are highly effective when inserted within a specific timeframe after unprotected sex and can also serve as long-term birth control.

Effectiveness: Emergency contraception's effectiveness varies based on the method and how soon it's taken. Pills are generally effective if taken within the recommended timeframe. Copper IUDs have a failure rate of less than 1%.

Prescription: Some emergency contraception methods require a prescription. Healthcare providers can evaluate your situation, provide guidance, and prescribe the appropriate option based on your needs and medical history.

Our Services: Our clinic specializes in confidential and compassionate emergency contraception prescribing. Our experienced healthcare providers offer expert guidance, personalized care, and ongoing support. We prioritize your privacy and ensure a safe environment.