Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception is a way to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. There are two types of emergency contraception: pills, and an intrauterine device (IUD) placed as soon as possible after unprotected sex.

Last Revised: May 4, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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