Sexual Health

Ten Myths About Emergency Contraception


Myth: Emergency Contraception is Like Having an Abortion

Myth: Emergency Contraception is Not Safe

Myth: Emergency Contraception Can Only Be Taken for 24 Hours After Unprotected Sex

Myth: Emergency Contraception Pills Will Make Me Sick

Myth: Emergency Contraception Can Help Prevent STDs

Myth: You Can Only Use Emergency Contraception Once or Twice a Year

Myth: Taking an Emergency Contraceptive Will Keep Me Protected Until After I Get My Next Period

Myth: Taking Emergency Birth Control May Stop Me From Becoming Pregnant Later, When I Want to Become Pregnant

Myth: If I Plan to Have Unprotected Sex Later, I Can Take a Pill Now and it Will Prevent Pregnancy

Myth: I Can Only Buy Emergency Contraception Pills if it is Truly an Emergency

Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey


Eileen Bailey is an award-winning author of six books on health and parenting topics and freelance writer specializing in health topics including ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer. Her wish is to provide readers with relevant and practical information on health conditions to help them make informed decisions regarding their health care.