What’s the difference?
|Emergency Contraception |
(Morning After Pill)
|What Does It Do?||Prevents |
a pregnancy after intercourse
Can I Use It?
within 5 days of unprotected sex
pregnancies in the first 9 weeks
Names Of Pills
In The Pills?
B contains the hormone progestin.
of the drug mifepristone, which is taken along with
another drug, misoprostol.
Do You Take It?
sooner EC is taken after an episode of unprotected
sex, the better it works. It works up to 5 days
after unprotected sex. The 2 pills can be taken
at one time.
abortion with RU-486 usually requires 2 visits to
the provider. On the first day, a woman takes mifepristone.
On the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th day, the woman inserts misoprostol
in her vagina. It usually takes several hours for
the abortion to occur. A few days later she has
a follow-up visit with the provider.
Happens to Your Body?
effects other than nausea are rare but can include
headache, dizziness and breast pain. The next period sometimes
comes a few days early or a few days late.
bleeding with clots is common during the abortion.
Afterwards, lighter bleeding with clots may last
1-2 weeks or more. The pain varies from mild to
very strong cramping off and on throughout the abortion.
Pain pills help.
Much Does It Cost?
average cost is between $20 and $40.
abortion with RU486 costs from $350 and up. The
exact cost depends on where you go for the procedure.
Most insurance plans now cover it.
Effective Is It?
correctly, EC reduces a woman’s chance of becoming
pregnant by 75 to 95%.
rate is about 95-99%. When it fails, a suction
abortion is needed.
You Have To Tell Your Parents?
consent laws vary from state to state. To find
if parental consent laws apply in your state, visit
the Center for Reproductive Rights at www.reproductiverights.org
plans that cover birth control pills usually cover
insurance plans now cover medical abortion.
Do I Find It?
your health care provider or call (888) NOT-2-LATE or visit
closest to you,
call (800) 772-9100