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Should I Take the Morning After Pill? 
(aka Emergency Contraception, E.C., Plan B, Ella)

How does it work?

Emergency Contraception is a pill that works to:

  • Delay Ovulation

  • Prevent Fertilization of an egg

  • Prevent Implantation of a Fertilized egg

Emergency Contraception is not a simple answer to a simple question.  These are a few things to consider:

  • Am I already pregnant from a previous sexual experience?
  • Has this drug been adequately tested for short and long-term side effects?
  • What are the effects of this drug when interacting with other medications?

Understanding the way emergency contraception works and its side effects is a step that helps you make a healthy decision for your body.

Emergency Contraception is not the same as the Abortion Pill or RU-486.


Want to learn more?  Contact our centers today.


Our centers offers peer counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options; however we do not offer or refer for abortion services.

Source:  All Information from, “Before You Decide” Brochure; CareNet Care Net, 44180 Riverside Parkway Suite 200, Lansdowne, Virginia 20176 , Phone: 703.554.8734, Fax: 703.554.8735,

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