What is Emergency Contraception?
Emergency contraception includes methods that are used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. There are multiple methods available and they vary in cost and recommended use. An Emergency Contraceptive should be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, and will inhibit or delay an egg from being released from the ovary to prevent fertilization, prevent the union of sperm and egg, or prevent a fertilized egg from attaching the uterus. It is best to contact a doctor with further questions. Please note this information was provided by Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (arhp.org).
Thinking you might be pregnant – especially when you weren’t expecting it – can be overwhelming. At Caris, we specialize in meeting the unique needs of women who are unexpectedly pregnant. The first step is to figure out if you are actually pregnant, which is why we offer free pregnancy tests. If you think you might be pregnant, contact us or come in to one of our locations and we can help you figure it out.