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Emergency Contraception

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).

ECPs are:

  • 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.

Get more information or schedule an appointment at (707) 664-2921.