Levonorgestrel is a type of progestin that is commonly found in birth control pills. Emergency contraceptives containing levonorgestrel have been trusted for 40 years as a safe way to prevent pregnancy. This is not the abortion pill. If you are already pregnant, it will not end or harm your pregnancy.
- Prevents the release of an egg (ovulation) so the sperm will not find an egg to fertilize. No egg. No fertilization. No pregnancy.
- Won’t affect your ability to get pregnant later.
- If you are already pregnant, it will NOT end or harm your pregnancy.
- Take within 72 hours of having sex.
The sooner you take it, the better it works.