Emergency Contraception

EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION

Condom broke? Forgot to use one at the last minute?

Call 617.457.8140 Monday – Friday between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to find out how to get emergency contraception. You can also call at any time and ask about our same day appointments. We will do our best to see you as soon as possible. Pregnancy testing is also available during walk-in hours and by appointment. We have walk-in hours, no appointment necessary, on a first-come, first-served basis on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Emergency contraception is simply a dose of one of the hormones contained in birth control pills that can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex, however it is most effective the earlier it is taken. Emergency contraception is not 100% effective and it does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases or HIV. Plan B is the most commonly prescribed emergency contraceptive, however in certain cases birth control pills can be used as emergency contraception (ask your medical provider before doing this, not every pill works, and different pills work at different dosages, taking the wrong dose not only will not work, but could be harmful).

It is confidential and may be free based on your health insurance. We can help you figure this out when you come in to the clinic. Talk to patient services during your visit or call them at 617.457.8140 if you have questions.

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