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Emergency contraceptive pills:
Can be used by women of any age, including adolescents
- Do not cause abortion
Do not prevent or affect implantation
- Do not cause birth defects if pregnancy occurs
- Are not dangerous to a woman's health
- Do not increase risky sexual behavior
- Do not make women infertile
Can be used more than once in a woman’s cycle
Avoid Unnecessary Procedures
A woman can take ECPs when needed without first seeing a health care provider.
No procedures or tests are needed before taking ECPs. The exception is that a woman who missed her last menses should have a pregnancy test before taking UPA-ECPs.