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

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About...

Can men buy EC?

Yes - women AND men of any age can now buy Plan B One-Step and its generic forms (like Take Action and Next Choice One Dose) directly on store shelves (check the family planning aisle) without having to show ID. It's a great idea to have EC on hand, before you need it. You can buy it at a pharmacy, or order it online at www.afterpill.com for $20 a box, plus $5 shipping (or $60 for 3, plus $5 shipping).


You have the right to buy progestin-only EC at a pharmacy without showing ID, regardless of your age or gender. If someone denies you EC, let us know. The American Society for Emergency Contraception has a fact sheet explaining the current regulations for purchase of EC that you can print and bring to the pharmacy: Emergency Contraception: A Guide for Pharmacies and Retailers.


*A thorough and up-to-date academic review of the medical and social science literature on emergency contraception is available; click here for the PDF .


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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