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.
Find a crisis center near you.
ICASA member rape crisis centers are located across Illinois and provide services to approximately 98% of the state's population.
Contact with an ICASA center is completely confidential.
Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA)
100 North 16th Street, Springfield, IL 62703 USA
Phone: +1 217-753-4117 • Fax: (217) 753-8229
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