Emergency contraception: Setting expectations

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Emergency contraception: Setting expectations

January 30, 2018

Even the most careful and responsible women may have to take emergency contraception at some point. It’s important to know how it works and when to use it.

“It can be helpful to have emergency contraception on hand if a condom breaks, or if you are unable to use contraception during an episode of sex, you can take the pill as soon as possible. It’s also important to know that if ovulation has occurred prior to taking it, it will not work,” said Sarah Prager, a physician and professor in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.