Need to know about the morning after pill?

If you’ve recently had unprotected sex or the condom broke, you might be feeling anxious about the possibility of pregnancy. Maybe you’re considering the morning-after pill but have questions about how it works or its safety.

Commonly sold as Ru486,Plan B, One-Step® or Next Choice®, the morning after pill may reduce the chance of pregnancy. This pill is reported to work in one of several ways: stopping ovulation, blocking sperm from joining with an egg or preventing a fertilized egg from implanting. It does not prevent the spread of STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), and there are potential risks and side effects to be considered. There is no way to know which way the drug works in any one person.

The morning after pill is not effective if you are already pregnant. * It is possible to have a period and be pregnant.

Call today for your free pregnancy test before taking the morning-after pill.