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The Emergency Contraception Website - Your website for the "Morning After"

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In the U.S., Plan B One-Step is available without age restrictions to women and men (check the family planning aisle). One-pill generics (My Way and Next Choice One Dose) will soon be available on the shelf for consumers aged 17 and older, but this change has not taken effect yet; women aged 16 and younger still need a prescription. Two-pill generics (Levonorgestrel Tablets) are still available only behind the counter without prescription if you are 17 or older; younger women need a prescription.


Click here to search for an emergency contraception provider.


Under 17? Click here.

Concerned about cost? Click here.



Emergency contraceptive pills are stocked by all major pharmacy chains, but be sure to call ahead to make sure that EC is available in your pharmacy. There are currently five different brands of emergency contraceptive pills (sometimes called the "morning after pill") that may be available in U.S. pharmacies. There are different regulations for how to purchase the different pills, so it can be a bit confusing.

  • Plan B One-Step is sold on the shelf (check the family planning aisle) with no restrictions. That means anyone can buy it without having to show ID. Plan B One-Step generally costs about $40-50.

  • Soon, the generic one-pill products (Next Choice One Dose and My Way) will be available on the shelf next to Plan B One-Step, but you need to be 17 to buy them. Be prepared to show ID to buy these products. These generics generally cost about $35-45.
  • The generic two-pill products Levonorgestrel Tablets are still available only at the pharmacy counter. Women and men aged 17 or older can buy them without a prescription. If you are 16 or younger, you need a prescription.
  • ella is sold by prescription only, regardless of age. You can also order ella through an online prescription service for $42, including next-day shipping.

If you already have a pack of regular birth control pills, you may be able to use them for emergency contraception (click here to find out more about which oral contraceptives have been proven safe and effective for preventing pregnancy after sex). However, these brands of pills are not as effective as dedicated pills like ella, Plan B One-Step, or Next Choice. ella is the most effective EC pilll available in the U.S., particularly on the 4th or 5th day after sex.

If you are too young to buy EC over-the-counter, or if you need a prescription for insurance reimbursement,
or you want to use ella (a prescription-only product) you can search our directory for health care providers (including pharmacists in some states) near you in the United States who will write prescriptions for ella, Plan B One-Step, Next Choice One Dose, Next Choice, Levonorgestrel Tablets, or the daily birth control pills you can use as emergency contraceptive pills. You can search for a provider in the US or search by pill brand to find emergency contraceptive pills worldwide.


For more information about emergency contraception, click here or check out our frequently asked questions.

Everyone in this database has told us that they are willing and qualified to provide emergency contraception. However, we cannot guarantee they will give you a prescription, and we cannot vouch for the quality or costs of their services. If you have not used this directory before, you can click here for more information about it. And please let us know if you have problems with anyone in this directory or find that a listing is incorrect or if a pharmacist refuses to dispense EC to you.

Once you find a provider, you may want to read our tips for callers before you try to contact them.


If you are a health care provider with authority to prescribe medication and you would like to be added to this directory as a provider of emergency contraception, please click here.


For providers, educators, and activists, we also offer a flexible way of searching for Educational and Promotional Materials related to Emergency Contraception. Click here to search our materials database.


This website is operated by the Office of Population Research at Princeton University and by the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and has no connection with any pharmaceutical company or for-profit organization.

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