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Morning After Pill

Morning After Pill
Emergency Contraception Pills (ECP)

Commonly known as the morning-after pill, ECPs are birth control pills containing the hormone estrogen and progestin. The current treatment schedule is one dose within 72 hours after unprotected intercourse and a second dose 12 hours after the first.

Emergency contraception is a way of blocking the meeting between a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm, or if such a meeting has already occurred, of preventing a fertilized egg from attaching itself to the womb. Emergency contraception is not an abortion; it will not disrupt an already established pregnancy, nor does it harm a fetus if used by mistake early in an established pregnancy.

The use of birth control pills for emergency contraception was introduced by Dr. Albert Yuzpe, a Canadian obstetrician and gynecologist in 1974. Emergency contraception pills have been available in Europe and other countries since then, where they are packaged for just that purpose.

Emergency contraception is simply contraception only to be used in an emergency, and should not be substituted for ongoing contraception. There are two types of emergency contraception pills (ECP): Plan B and Ella.

Plan B Emergency Contraceptive
  • Plan B is the most common form of emergency contraception.
  • It is available over the counter for anyone 17 years and older in NY State.
  • Plan B is not effective on women who weigh over 176 pounds.
  • Plan B is a progestin only pill. Progestin is a hormone contained in many birth control pills.
  • It must be taken within 72 hours of sex in order to be effective, though it becomes less effective the closer you are to ovulation.
ellaOne Emergency Contraception pill
  • Ella is less widely available than Plan B, but is actually thought to be more effective.
  • Ella works for patients of all weights—unlike Plan B, Ella can be taken up to five days after sex to prevent pregnancy.
  • Ella is a non-hormonal pill which works by blocking hormones necessary for conception to take place.
  • Ella requires a prescription.

Call us for more information and to schedule an appointment to find out which emergency contraception is the right one for you.

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Birth Control/Contraception Options

At Parkmed NYC, your sexual health and wellness is our primary concern. Effective family planning that fits your needs and lifestyle is a major part of a happy and fulfilling life.

Parkmed NYC Offers Onsite:

  • Mirena, Kyleena, Skyla, Paragard IUDs 
  • Emergency Contraception such as Plan B (The Morning After Pill)
  • Monthly Contraception (Birth Control Pills and NuvaRing)
  • Injectable Contraception (Depo-Provera)
  • Long Lasting Reversible Contraception (Nexplanon, Paragard IUD and Mirena IUD)
  • Permanent Sterilization (Tubal Ligation).