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Emergency Contraception
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Emergency Contraception is a medication which can be given to prevent pregnancy. To be effective, emergency contraception must be given within 72 hours of the assault. Emergency Contraception is not a form of abortion. It is a heavy dose of normal birth control pills. Hospitals are required to provide information on emergency contraception. Rape crisis center advocates can also provide information on emergency contraception.

Documents & Links

"What You Should Know About Emergency Contraception"
Brochure produced by the Illinois Department of Public Health. For more information or additional copies contact IDPH at 217-782-5750.
Lo Que Debes Saber Sobre Los Anticonceptivos de Emergencia
Este documento provee información básica de cómo trabaja la contracepción de emergencia.


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