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


Looking for Emergency Contraception NOW?

 

In the U.S., progestin-only EC is available on the shelf without age restrictions to women and men. Look for Plan B One-Step, Take Action, Next Choice One-Dose, My Way or other generics in the family planning aisle.

 

Click here to search for an emergency contraception provider.

 

Concerned about cost? Click here.

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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. Regulations on the sale of EC have changed frequently, so it can be quite confusing. Below is some information about how the different brands of EC are sold. If you want to use ella, call the pharmacy first to be sure that it is in stock.

  • Progestin-only EC (like Plan B One-Step and its generic forms Take Action, Next Choice One Dose and My Way) are approved for unrestricted sale on store shelves. Even though the package directions for the generics say that it’s intended for use by women ages 17 and older, anyone can buy it without needing to show ID. Plan B One-Step usually costs about $40-$50, and the generics cost about $35-$45.

  • If you want to use insurance to purchase EC, go to the pharmacy counter and ask for help.
  • You can order a generic form of Plan B One-Step at www.afterpill.com for $20 + $5 shipping. This site does not offer expedited shipping, so it's not meant for emergency use, but you can stock up and keep it on hand for future use.
  • ella is sold by prescription only, regardless of age. You can also order ella through an online
  • prescription service for $59, including 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 its generic forms (like Take Action, Next Choice One Dose or My Way). ella is the most effective EC pilll available in the U.S., particularly on the 4th or 5th day after sex.


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 emergency contraception 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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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