All forms of emergency contraception (EC), often called the “morning-after pill”, are intended to prevent pregnancy after suspected or known, contraceptive failure, unprotected sex, or forced sex. Each may prevent an already fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus…possibly causing an unintended abortion. Common forms of EC birth control are Plan B One-Step®, Next Choice One Dose®, Take Action, My Way® and ella®.
Plan B One-Step®, Next Choice One Dose®, Take Action, My Way®, and others will not disrupt an already implanted pregnancy.
ella® is classified by the government as a "Category X" medication meaning that the drug has been shown to be harmful to the fetus. If you are already pregnant, the risks of ingesting the drug outweigh the benefits.
For more information on possible risks and complications of Emergency Contraception, call 770.723.0772.