How Effective is Emergency
Are There Any Side-Effects?
Contraception in Preventing
Some women who take Plan B One-Step will have mild,
better it will work—take it as soon as pos-
sible after birth control failure or unprotected
sex. If taken within 72 hours (3 days) after
unprotected sex it will significantly reduce the
a.k.a. Morning After Pill
risk of pregnancy—7 out of every 8 women
If you vomit within 2 hours of taking the medication you
who would have gotten pregnancy will not
may need to repeat the dose with a medication to reduce
nausea and vomiting. You should not take Plan B One-
become pregnant. Most women will get their
Step if you are allergic to levonorgestrel, or if you know
next menstrual period on time or within 1
you are already pregnant (because it won’t work).
week of the expected time. If your period is
delayed beyond 1 week, or you have severe
lower abdominal pain 3 to 5 weeks after tak-
W & L Student Health Center
ing emergency contraception, you should get
Nurses are available to speak with students about
a pregnancy test and follow up with a health
To make an appointment to see a physician call
Student Health Center
Washington and Lee University
For more information about emergency contraception you can talk to
a health care professional, call the Emergency Contraception Hotline
at 1-888-NOT-2-LATE, or go to www.not-2-late.com or www.
How Does It Work?
levonorgestrel, a hormone found in birth
The condom broke.
control pills that can work in a number of
the morning after pill, is readily available and
I forgot to take my birth
ways to prevent pregnancy if taken as soon as
possible (within 72 hours) after unprotected
years to help reduce the chance of pregnancy
intercourse. It works mainly be stopping
after birth control failure or unprotected
In the heat of the moment I
the release of an egg from the ovary for
sex. Pills can be forgotten, condoms can
several days. It may also work by preventing
break (especially if they are exposed to heat,
It was my first time.
fertilization of an egg (the uniting of sperm
sunlight or oil-based lubricants), alcohol can
with an egg) or by preventing attachment
compromise judgment about using an effective
He pulled out at the last
of a fertilized egg to the lining of the uterus.
method of contraception for sex, or someone
Emergency contraception will not have any
I didn’t want to, but thought I
unprotected sex. These are all situations
had no other choice.
where emergency contraception can be taken
How Do I Get Emergency
Contraception at W & L?
I told him “NO,” but he kept
Plan B One-Step is available at the Student
Emergency Contaception, called Plan B, is
Health Center for emergency contraception—
I was too drunk to think of
a back up method of preventing pregnancy,
please talk to the nurse on duty if you want to
and is not meant to be used routinely for birth
consider taking Plan B One-Step. The nurse
control, and does not protect against sexually
We didn’t use protection.
will ask you a few brief questions and explain
how it works, what to expect, cost, etc.
What if I’m pregnant.
Plan B One-Step is also available at many
pharmacies without a prescription for those
ages 17 or older—you must request and sign
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