It's just that -- contraception. Emergency Contraception (EC) is used to prevent pregnancy within 72 hours of having unprotected sex. EC can also be used if:
You didn't use any birth control
The condom broke
You missed 2 or more birth control pills or you started your pack late
Your diaphragm slipped
You missed your birth control shot or
You had sex when you weren't expecting to.
EC cannot interrupt or disrupt an established pregnancy and shouldn't be confused with mifepristone (RU-486).
Emergency contraception is also known as the "morning-after pill."
How do I get it?
Call your local health department or physician's office and ask about Emergency Contraception. Tell them you need Emergency Contraception. Remember ... You have 3 Days to act! Find more information online.