Emergency Contraception

How it works
A woman takes one pill everyday at the same time to prevent pregnancy

Key Messages

  • ECPs help to prevent pregnancy when taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex.
  • Do not disrupt an existing pregnancy.
  • Safe for all women.
  • Provide an opportunity for women to start using an on-going family planning method.
  • Help to prevent pregnancy when taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex.
  • Take any missed pill as soon as possible.
  • Can be given to women at any time to start later.
  • Add to the contraceptive effect of breast feeding together they provide effective pregnancy protection.

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