Taking Plan B

Sometimes you need a backup plan.

And when you do, there’s Plan B—the #1 OB/GYN recommended emergency contraception brand.

When to use Plan B

Plan B is FDA-approved emergency contraception you take within 72 hours when:

  • You didn’t use any form of birth control and had unprotected sex
  • There was an issue with your regular birth control method (e.g., the condom broke or slipped)
  • You missed a dose (or more) of your regular birth control pill and had sex

Keep in mind: Plan B does not impact the effectiveness of any regular birth control methods. So, if you take Plan B, you can (and should!) resume your regular birth control right away.


Plan B won’t protect you against HIV/AIDS or any other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

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