Emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) are hormonal preparations that can help reduce the risk of pregnancy following unprotected intercourse. They are available at the SHC via a medical visit or from the pharmacy. Cost is $11-25 (subject to change).
- Designed for use in unexpected situations of unprotected intercourse, such as birth control failure or sexual assault.
- Most effective when used ASAP and within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse, but may work if taken up to 5 days after unprotected intercourse.
- Are not a substitute for or a reliable method of ongoing contraception
- More info at The Princeton Emergency Contraception Website
Get more information or schedule an appointment at (707) 664-2921.