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 emergency contraception you can take 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
How to take Plan B
Plan B emergency contraception helps prevent pregnancy by temporarily delaying ovulation. Here’s what you need to know about taking it:
- It’s a single tablet you take by mouth.
- Must be taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex. The sooner you take it, the better it works.
Plan B won’t protect you against HIV/AIDS or any other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).