Information about Emergency Contraception
Think you might be pregnant?
If you’ve recently had unprotected sex or the condom broke, you might be feeling anxious about the possibility of pregnancy. Just the thought of an unintended pregnancy can make you feel nauseous. Determining where you are in your cycle can help determine if you need to use EC. Our trained staff can help you calculate where you are in your cycle so you can make an informed choice.
Emergency Contraception can also be called ‘the morning-after pill’ or ‘Plan B’. Its job is to prevent the egg and sperm from meeting. It can also prevent a fertilized embryo from implanting in the uterus which ends the pregnancy at a very early stage.
Emergency contraception does not prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and there are potential risks and side effects to be considered.
We don’t provide contraception but you can learn more about emergency contraception, its risks, & side effects by scheduling a consultation to answer all of your questions.
Could I have an STD?
If you are sexually active, the Centers for Disease Control recommends that you be tested for STD's (also called an STI) every 3 months; it is not uncommon to show no symptoms. If you are at risk of sexually transmitted infection click here to take an online STD quiz/risk assessment. It is important to find out which STD tests are recommended for you, based on your personal risk factors, and to protect your future reproductive health. STD's have the potential to be transferred through the cervix into your uterus which can lead to other diseases such as PID (pelvic Inflammatory disease) which can cause infertility. The opening of your cervix will happen with any abortion, including the RU486 abortion pill.
Although we cannot provide lab tests in house, we will refer you to a nearby center where you can obtain a Free and confidential STD test for the most common treatable STD's (Chlamydia and Gonorrhea).
We can provide information on STD's and discuss any referral with you when you schedule a confidential consultation at our center.
Note: Our pregnancy center offers peer counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options; however, we do not offer or refer for abortion services or contraception. The information presented on this website is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.