All forms of emergency contraception have the potential to prevent the new life from implanting. This is not a contraceptive effect, but abortive, resulting in the embryo's death.
The morning after pill (Plan b)
What is it? Plan B One-Step is intended to prevent pregnancy after contraceptive failure or unprotected intercourse. It is recommended to be taken within 72 hours of intercourse. Plan B One-Step does not require a prescription, and will not disrupt an implanted pregnancy. It should not be used as a substitute for regular birth control, because it isn't as effective.
Ella (ulipristal) is an emergency contraceptive for use within 5 days of unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. It is to be used only once during a menstrual cycle. If used as directed, Ella is reported to reduce the chance of pregnancy but is not effective in every case. Ella may reduce the chance of pregnancy by preventing or postponing ovulation. It also may work by preventing an embryo from implanting in the uterus, which is a form of early abortion.
how we can help
If you think you may be pregnant, make an appointment today. We provide free pregnancy testing
and can confirm or negate a potential pregnancy. Before taking any emergency contraceptives,
it's important to rule out pregnancy. During your appointment, you will also learn about the different
types of emergency contraceptives, how they work, and any side effects. If you are already pregnant, we can provide a free pregnancy options consultation, including information on medication abortion (the abortion pill), abortion procedures, types of adoption, and parenting options.
If you've had unprotected sex or contraceptive failure recently, learn more about your next steps.
Source: Before You Decide/Care-Net
All our services are available at no-cost to you. We do not provide or refer for emergency contraceptives.