Got a question about birth control?
Over the years, our Oregon Contraceptive Care nurses Connie and Carol have answered lots of them.
Here is one they get asked a lot:
My friends told me that if I ever have unplanned sex and don’t have the emergency contraception pill, I can just take a whole month’s worth of birth control pills at one time and it will work the same.
- Spontaneous Sue, Ontario
Yes, you can indeed take birth control pills as emergency contraception. Ec.princeton.edu has a complete list of the pills that can be used and how to use them, however, you may have more side effects than with Plan B One-Step®. We suggest that every woman have a supply of Plan B One-Step® since it is easier to take. The other advantage of having it on hand is that it works better the sooner you take it. You can get Plan B for immediate or future use with your CCare provider!
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