If you’ve recently had unprotected sex or the condom broke, you might be feeling anxious about the possibility of pregnancy. Maybe you’re considering emergency contraception such as the morning after pill but have questions about how these medications work or their safety.
Commonly sold as Plan B One-Step®, Next Choice®, or ella®, emergency contraception may reduce the chance of pregnancy. These medications are reported to work in one of several ways: stopping ovulation, blocking sperm from joining with an egg, or preventing a fertilized egg from implanting – some may consider this an early abortion. These do not prevent the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), and there are potential risks and side effects to be considered.
We have more information at Fresh Start about the morning-after pill or ella.