University Health and Counseling Services

Emergency Contraception

Sometimes mistakes happen.  If you had unprotected sex, you and your partner can still prevent pregnancy -- and we are here to help.

Emergency contraception (EC) is a safe and effective way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse.  

Some people call EC “the morning after pill.”  

UHCS provides EContraZ.  It is most effective as soon as you can take it within 72 hours after unprotected sex.  You can ask for EContraZ in Portland and Gorham. It costs $20.  You don’t need an appointment.

If your BMI is  ≥ 25, you may want to take another EC, Ella. Ella requires a prescription.  Our nurse practitioners are happy to speak with you and can provide a prescription if appropriate.

You can reach us at 207-780-5411 or usmhealthcounseling@maine.edu 

 

More info:

https://www.bedsider.org/methods/emergency_contraception

https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/emergency-contraception

To visit EContraEZ's website, please click here.