Emergency contraceptives are methods of preventing pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse (usually up to 72 hours after). They do not protect against sexually transmitted infections. Emergency contraception is not abortion, although some people who object to abortion also object to emergency contraception.
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Back Up Your Birth Control
Promotional information about options for preventing unintended pregnancy with emergency contraception medications available in the U.S. Recommends keeping EC in your medicine cabinet, just in case.
Consortium for Emergency Contraception
International consortium promoting availability of emergency contraception. Includes comparison chart on pill formulations and other health education and information materials for use in implementing new EC programs, particularly in developing countries.
Information about emergency contraception derived from the medical literature and a directory of clinicians willing to provide emergency contraceptives in your area. Maintained by Office of Population Research at Princeton University.
Emergency Contraception - eMedicine Health
Patient-oriented overview of the topic, including EC pills and emergency use of IUDs.
Emergency Contraception - Rite Care Pharmacy
Includes FAQs on EC in general and Plan B (which is offered for sale online) in particular.
Mechanism of Action of Emergency Contraceptive Pills
Contraception Journal editorial reviews the scientific evidence. [PDF] (January 01, 2006)
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