Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception (EC), is a safe and effective way to prevent a pregnancy before it starts. You should take an EC pill as soon as possible after having unprotected sex. The sooner, the better. There are a few types — the IUD or EC pills — and some work better than others. The EC pills are designed for emergency situations and are not as effective if used as your only, go-to form of birth control. The best emergency contraception for you depends on a few things:

  • When you last had unprotected sex
  • Which kind of EC is easiest for you to get
  • Your weight
  • Whether you’re breastfeeding
  • Any existing health conditions
  • If you’ve used the pill, patch, or ring in the last 5 days

Lasts 1 Use

Here Are Your Options:

› Option 1

Get an IUD (talk to your provider about which one would be best) within 120 hours (5 days) after having unprotected sex. This is the most effective type of EC to prevent pregnancy. You’ll need a healthcare provider to place this in your uterus. Call one of our partner clinics right away and let them know that you need an emergency appointment for an IUD, and sometimes they can get you in for an appointment that same day. If you qualify, you can get one for free.

  • How well does it work? The IUD is 99.9% effective and keeps working as effective birth control for years.
› Option 2

Take an EC pill as soon as possible after having unprotected sex–the sooner, the better. There are two types of EC pills:

    • Plan B One-Step®, Julie, or generic EC Pill: You can buy these pills over the counter or online without a prescription in most clinics, drugstores, and pharmacies. There is no age requirement but call ahead to see if they’ll sell to you. These types of pills work best when you take them within 3 days (72 hours) after unprotected sex, but you can take them up to 5 days after. The sooner you take them, the better they work. 
      • How well does it work? It is less effective if over 165 pounds — consider ella® or an IUD.
    • Ella®: You need a prescription from a healthcare provider. You can make an appointment with your healthcare provider or at one of our partner clinics. Additionally, you can get an online appointment and prescription. Text our TCI Helpline (539) 302-3615
      • How well does it work? It is less effective if over 195 pounds — consider an IUD.

Where Can I Get One?

› Julie Morning-After Pill 

If you live in Tulsa or Oklahoma County, PICK UP a FREE kit TODAY or you can ORDER ONLINE.

These free kit will be mailed discreetly to you within few weeks (while supplies last). These “Just in Case” Repro Kits include: an Emergency Contraception Pill (aka morning-after pill), Condoms, Lube Packets, & Pregnancy Test Strips.

› ella®  morning-after pill

Online appointment for ella® prescription. With TCI, your appointment is free – if using insurance, your prescription costs may vary. Text our helpline to get funding approval and to receive coupon code.

No STI Protection

Emergency contraception does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV (if left untreated, can cause AIDS). You should use a condom each time you have sex to prevent STIs.

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