Emergency Contraception Directory
Emergency contraception is a form of birth control that may be used by women who have had unprotected sex or if a contraceptive method fails. The treatment is not a regular method of birth control and does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage on emergency contraception, how it works, and much more.
Emergency Contraception: What to Expect
What’s it like to use emergency contraception? Whether you choose pills or an IUD, you’re probably wondering about pain, nausea, and side effects. WebMD tells you what to expect.
Birth Control and Contraception Myths
There’s plenty of misinformation about how to avoid getting pregnant. Here are 16 commonly asked questions and the truth behind each one.
An Overview of Plan B (the Morning-After Pill)
WebMD discusses what Plan B is, why it's used, and its effectiveness and side effects.
Almost 3 million unintended pregnancies happen each year in the United States. Read here to find out about emergency contraception.
Plan B: 11 Questions, 11 Answers
Here are 11 questions and answers on the emergency contraceptive Plan B and its FDA approval for over-the-counter sales to women age 18 and older.
Is Your Birth Control as Safe as You Think?
Since NuvaRing hit the market, more than 700 women have filed lawsuits, claiming it has caused potentially life-threatening blood clots. The battle may change the way millions of women prevent pregnancy.
Surprise Pregnancy: Could It Happen to You?
Almost half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned. Find out how this happens so often, from user error to irregular periods.