Accidents happen, birth control is forgotten and you find yourself looking for options. Don’t feel alone, at the Boston abortion Service Clinic we understand what you’re going through and we can help.
What is Emergency Contraception?
- Emergency contraception is used to prevent a pregnancy within the first five days of sexual intercourse.
- It is not a form of abortion. It prevents pregnancy, it does not end pregnancy.
- It does not protect against sexually transmitted disease.
- It is not a birth control method that should be used regularly.
Emergency contraceptive pills are similar to birth control pills as they contain the same hormones. There are two kinds of these pills in the United States and both are approved by the Food and Drug Administration; Plan B One-Step® and Next Choice®.
Both drugs are progestin-only contraception and both are available over-the-counter for ages seven-teen and over. Both require taking one pill during the first seventy-two hours of unprotected sex but Next Choice requires a second pill to be taken twelve hours after the first.
The Contraceptive IUD
A Boston abortion Service Center doctor can place an IUD into the uterus within the first seventy-two hours of unprotected sex. It’s a device that prevents sperm from touching the egg or it can work by keeping a fertilized egg from becoming attached to the uterus. The device can be removed by a doctor as soon as a period is achieved or it can be kept in for ten years to serve as your new regular birth control method.