The Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP) can prevent a pregnancy when used soon after a single act of unprotected intercourse or following failure of birth control (e.g. the condom breaks, missed pills).
ECP can be taken up to 72 hours (the sooner the better) following intercourse. It is important to note that this is not 100% effective in preventing pregnancy and offers NO protection against sexually transmitted diseases.
Students can see the triage nurse to discuss purchasing Plan B. If the Health & Wellness Centre is closed please visit your nearest pharmacy and request the Emergency Contraceptive Pill.
For more information about ECP please visit SexualityandU.ca.