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Emergency Contraception: Plan B and Ella

Emergency Contraception: Plan B and Ella

Women who have had unprotected sex and are concerned about an unplanned pregnancy might benefit from emergency contraception. There are various pills on the market with the top two being Plan B and Ella. Each method is different, but both deliver the same results, no pregnancies. Both pills are safe. Speak to the doctors at The Boston Abortion Clinic to see which pill is right for you. 

Plan B

Plan B is designed to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. It does not protect women from sexually transmitted diseases. Plan B contains progestin levonorgestrel. It is recommended that women who are already pregnant do not take Plan B but if they do it will not cause birth defects. The sooner the pill is taken the more effective it is. If taken within five days of unprotected sex, it can reduce the chance of pregnancy by 89%. Some of the side effects may include; vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, menstrual changes, dizziness and breast tenderness. 


Ella is a new type of morning after pill that was recently approved by the FDA. This pill is a progesterone blocker. The impressive thing about Ella is that it is effective up to five days after having unprotected sex. Ella works by preventing ovulation. The side effects are the same as with Plan B yet it’s important to note that not all women experience side effects. At The Boston Abortion Clinic we can explain in detail emergency contraception options and help you determine which one is best for you and your situation. We can also help with birth control options and any of your gynecological needs.  

Emergency Contraception Myths;

Emergency contraception pills do not harm existing pregnancies.

Emergency contraception pills do not cause abortions. 

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