HealthLinkBC – Emergency Contraception (EC)

What you will find here: Overview on types, timing of use, side effects, availability, effectiveness and need for consent for emergency contraception.

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Emergency Contraception (EC)

What is emergency contraception (EC)? Emergency contraception (EC) helps to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or failed birth control. A broken condom is an example of failed birth control. EC does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). EC does not cause an abortion or miscarriage if you are already pregnant.