Sep 15, 2023

Do I Need Emergency Contraception or the Abortion Pill?

Ella emergency contraception pill from Planned Parenthood Direct

Medication abortion (also called abortion pills) and emergency contraception (also called the morning-after pill) are two very different treatments for very different situations. Abortion pills end a pregnancy — so you use them when you’re already pregnant. But emergency contraception, like ella, prevent pregnancy from happening in the first place — so you use it soon after sex but before you get pregnant.

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