Roughly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended, and one in nine women have used emergency contraception (EC) at least once in their lifetime. At some point, you or your partner may have to use emergency contraception. We get it, accidents happen, so here’s what you need to know about it.
Emergency contraception is a safe way to prevent pregnancy and can be used up to five days after unprotected sex. Emergency contraception like the copper IUD and morning-after pill stop sperm from meeting the egg.