If you are in need of emergency contraception, FBPlanB can help – just follow these steps!
- Fill out the form!
- A select few members of FBPlanB’s board have access to this form and monitor it frequently. As soon as your request is received, a board member will reach out to you to set up a time and place to meet to distribute the EC. We try to fulfill requests as soon as possible – within 12 hours or less – but keep in mind, the morning-after pill is more effective the sooner it is taken after unprotected sex.
- We are able to provide you with EC for free, but if you have the means, you can donate any amount to help us continue providing this service!
- We can help answer some basic questions and provide you with resources, but if you have any further questions, make sure to contact a medical professional.
active ingredient: LEVONORGESTREL, 1.5mg
aka synthetic version of the hormone progestin (also found in regular birth control pills in smaller doses)
use: lowers your chance of getting pregnant by 75-95%, if taken within 72 hours, or 3 days, of unprotected sex
How to use
- take as soon as you can after unprotected sex
- it's more effective the sooner it is taken after unprotected sex, up to 72 hours
- swallow the tablet as you would any other pill take a pregnancy test if you haven’t gotten your period within 3 weeks after taking the morning-after pill
- don’t take more than one dose of any kind of morning-after pill
- if you throw up within 2 hours of taking the pill, it will be less likely to work
- talk to a healthcare professional to find out if you should repeat the dose
How it works
- emergency contraception prevents or delays ovulation to avoid fertilization
- it IS NOT an abortion pill
- it does not terminate a pregnancy
Do NOT take
- as a regular birth control method (it's not as effective as regular birth control)
- if you are already pregnant or suspect you might be (because it will not work)
- if you are allergic/hypersensitive to its ingredients
- if you have abnormal vaginal bleeding that a doctor has not yet evaluated
Common side effects
- next period may be different from what you’re used to (heavier, lighter, earlier, later, etc.)
- upset stomach/nausea
- tender breasts