Levonorgestrel

Health Facts: Emergency Contraception

By NWHN Staff | Sep 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Health Facts: Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception (EC) is a birth control method used after unprotected sex or when a primary form of contraception fails. It is generally used only in these specific situations and is not advised for use as regular contraception.

Plan B & Weight: Is It Still Right for Me?!

By Shaniqua Seth | May 24, 2016 | Comments Off on Plan B & Weight: Is It Still Right for Me?!

The condom broke. Or you missed a pill. As you learn about your options. you come across information that states Plan B doesn’t work for people who weigh more than 165 pounds. That’s because in 2011,  some studies indicated that…

What Now? Understanding EC Efficacy and Body Weight

By NWHN Staff | Mar 14, 2016 | Comments Off on What Now? Understanding EC Efficacy and Body Weight

After years of hard-won fights, levonorgestrel Emergency Contraception (EC) is now available over-the-counter without age or point-of-sale restrictions. And, since 2010, another Emergency Contraceptive pill containing ulipristal acetate (sold as ella®) has been available by prescription in the U.S.