What Is the Morning After Pill?

Emergency contraception, also known as The Morning After Pill, is a pill taken by a woman soon after sexual intercourse, with the goal of preventing or ending pregnancy. However, the facts concerning emergency contraception are far less widely distributed than the pill itself. The following pages contain correct information about emergency contraception.

Emergency Contraception is a high dosage of artificial steroid hormones usually taken within 72 hours of sexual intercourse. These pills prevent or end pregnancy using the same steroids contained in the typical birth control pill, but in higher dosages. The steroids are progesterone, estrogen, or both.