Request EC

If you are in need of emergency contraception, FBPlanB can help – just follow these steps!

  1. Fill out the form!
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.

Basic Info

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
  • dizziness
  • tender breasts
  • cramps
  • fatigue
  • headaches