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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.
Raising Her Voice
Organization provides forum and stories for those that have used emergency contraception.

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