The Emergency Contraceptive Pill


If you’ve had unprotected sex, or your usual method of contraception has failed, you might be worried about becoming pregnant. One of the options available to you may be the morning after pill, which works by preventing or delaying ovulation. 

Though often called the morning after pill, it can actually be taken up to five days after unprotected sex, depending on which type of pill you take. The sooner you take the morning after pill, the greater the chances of avoiding pregnancy. 

The morning after pill is intended for emergency use and should not be used on a regular basis.