What Is Emergency Contraception? If you’ve recently had unprotected sex, you may be concerned about an unplanned pregnancy. Before taking emergency contraception, be sure to understand what it is, how it could affect your health and how it works. Make an appointment at Atlanta Care Center to discuss emergency contraception and learn about your options based on your situation. What If I’m Already Pregnant? Emergency Contraception is intended to be taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex to prevent fertilization of the egg or the implantation of the embryo in the uterus. If emergency contraception is taken after the embryo has implanted in the uterus, it will be ineffective. If you suspect that you’re already pregnant, it’s best to make an appointment for a medical-quality pregnancy test at Atlanta Care Center to learn about the options available to you. Be Informed Emergency contraception, sold over the counter as the Morning-After Pill, Plan B and One Step is intended to be taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex to prevent fertilization of the egg or implantation of the embryo in the uterus. Emergency contraception is NOT the same as RU486 (also called the Abortion Pill). How Does It Work? If you’d like more information about how emergency contraception works, how you’ll feel after taking it and what risks are associated with it, the staff at Atlanta Care Center is available to answer your questions. Things To Think About Consider these questions before you take emergency contraception: Does it work? Are there health risks? How will it affect me? What if I’m already pregnant? Am I at risk for an STD? If you have questions about emergency contraception, make an appointment at Atlanta Care Center. If you suspect that you’re already pregnant, make an appointment for a medical-quality pregnancy test.