Correcting Misunderstandings (see also Questions and Answers)

Emergency contraceptive pills:

  • Do not cause abortion.
  • Do not cause birth defects if pregnancy occurs.
  • Are not dangerous to a woman's health.
  • Do not promote sexual risk-taking.
  • Do not make women infertile.
Why Some Women Say They Like

Emergency Contraceptive Pills
  • Offer a second chance at preventing pregnancy
  • Are controlled by the woman
  • Reduce seeking out abortion in the case of contraceptive errors or if contraception is not used
  • Can have on hand in case an emergency arises
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