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Emergency contraception online

OVERVIEW

Unprotected sex or birth control failure can be a stressful and worrying experience. Emergency contraception can prevent up to over 95% of pregnancies when taken within 5 days after intercourse.

MyInstantMD offers convenient, affordable, and easy access to emergency contraception treatment online. Get the help you need quickly and discreetly from the comfort of your own home.

Available in 50 states. No insurance needed.

What is Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception (EC) is a type of birth control that can be used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. It works by delaying or preventing ovulation, fertilization, or implantation of a fertilized egg.

EC reduces the chance of pregnancy by up to 95% when taken within 5 days after intercourse, but it is most effective when taken as soon as possible.

There are four FDA-approved emergency contraceptive products available in the United States, including Plan B One-Step and its generic forms, which contain the same hormone (levonorgestrel) used in many birth control pills.

While EC can be a valuable option for those who have had unprotected sex or experienced contraceptive failure, it is not intended to be used as a regular form of birth control and does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

How Does Emergency Contraception Work

Emergency contraception works by delaying or preventing ovulation, which is the release of an egg from the ovary. The hormones in emergency contraceptive pills, such as levonorgestrel or ulipristel acetate, interfere with the body’s natural hormone levels, disrupting the ovulation process and making it less likely for an egg to be fertilized by sperm.

In some cases, emergency contraception may also alter the lining of the uterus, making it more difficult for a fertilized egg to implant and develop into a pregnancy.

It’s crucial to understand that emergency contraception is most effective when taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. According to the World Health Organization, taking emergency contraceptive pills within 72 hours can reduce the risk of pregnancy by up to 89%, while taking them within 24 hours increases effectiveness to 95%.

If you’re unsure about which type of emergency contraception is right for you or have concerns about potential side effects like breast tenderness, irregular menstrual cycles, or the need for a pregnancy test, consulting with a healthcare provider through a telehealth platform like MyInstantMD can provide the guidance and support you need to make an informed decision.

What Are the Different Types of Emergency Contraception

There are various types of emergency contraception available, each with its own mechanism of action. The most common form is the levonorgestrel pill, often known as Plan B One-Step or its generic equivalents.

This single-dose pill contains 1.5mg of levonorgestrel, a hormone used in many regular birth control pills. Another option is ella (ulipristal acetate), which is a single-dose pill that can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex.

Additionally, the Yuzpe method involves taking certain types of regular birth control pills in specific doses within 120 hours of unprotected sex.

It’s crucial to note that while these methods can significantly reduce the chance of pregnancy when taken as directed, they are not 100% effective. The effectiveness decreases with time, so it’s important to take emergency contraception as soon as possible after unprotected sex or birth control failure.

If you’re unsure which option is right for you or have concerns about potential side effects, consulting with a healthcare professional through a platform like MyInstantMD can provide the guidance and support you need to make an informed decision.

Available Treatment Options

MYInstantMD offers various emergency contraception treatment options to help prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. One commonly prescribed medication is Plan B One-Step, which contains 1.5mg of levonorgestrel, the same hormone used in many birth control pills.

This single-pill option can be taken within 72 hours after intercourse and reduces the chance of pregnancy by up to 95% when used as directed. For those who may require an alternative, our platform also provides access to other FDA-approved emergency contraceptive products, ensuring that patients have the most suitable option for their unique situation.

Accessing emergency contraception through our platform is a convenient and discreet way to receive timely care. By completing a brief online assessment, patients can quickly connect with a healthcare provider who will review their information and provide a personalized treatment plan.

This streamlined process eliminates the need for an in-person appointment, making it easier for individuals to obtain the morning-after pill or other emergency contraceptive methods when they need them most.

Prescription Medication

Convenient access to prescription emergency contraception medication is provided online, such as Plan B One-Step EC and its generic forms, which contain the same hormone used in many birth control pills (levonorgestrel).

Our telemedicine platform offers a fast and secure way to obtain emergency contraception, reducing the chance of pregnancy after unprotected sex. While unprotected sex is common, emergency contraception is not taken as often as it should be, and it’s important to be aware of the potential long-term side effects.

Available in 50 states. No insurance needed.

What Are the Potential Side Effects of Emergency Contraception

The potential side effects of emergency contraception vary from person to person. The most common side effects include nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, dizziness, and breast tenderness.

These side effects are usually mild and should resolve within a few days. In rare cases, emergency contraception may cause heavier or lighter menstrual bleeding, or irregular bleeding.

If any severe or persistent side effects occur after taking emergency contraception, it is important to seek medical attention promptly.

It is worth noting that emergency contraception does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and should not be used as a regular form of birth control. If unprotected sex occurs frequently, it is advisable to consider long-term contraceptive options and discuss them with a healthcare provider.

MyInstantMD offers convenient access to medical professionals who can provide guidance on the appropriate use of emergency contraception and help determine the best course of action for individual circumstances.

Available in 50 states. No insurance needed.

Recommendations for Further Emergency Contraception Help When Necessary

If you require further assistance or have concerns about emergency contraception, MyInstantMD can provide guidance and recommendations tailored to your needs. Our experienced healthcare professionals are available to address any questions or issues that may arise, ensuring you receive the most appropriate care and support.

MyInstantMD aims to empower you with the knowledge and resources necessary to make informed decisions about your reproductive health, offering a convenient and accessible platform for emergency contraception help when you need it most.

Benefits of Online Treatment

Benefits of online treatment for emergency contraception include fast, convenient access from the comfort of your home. With MyInstantMD’s secure telehealth platform, you can get the help you need to prevent pregnancy without the need for an in-person doctor visit or waiting for an appointment.

Convenience and accessibility

Online treatment for emergency contraception offers unparalleled convenience and accessibility. With MyInstantMD’s secure telehealth platform, you can access care anytime, anywhere in the US, without the need for an appointment.

This means no more waiting in crowded clinics or trying to schedule visits around work or other commitments. In just a few simple steps, you can log in, complete an online assessment, and receive a treatment plan from a qualified provider, often within an hour.

This fast, streamlined process ensures that you can get the care you need quickly and discreetly, without having to navigate the complexities of the traditional healthcare system.

Avoiding exposure to other illnesses

Seeking emergency contraception through traditional in-person visits to clinics or pharmacies can potentially expose you to various illnesses, especially during cold and flu season or outbreaks of infectious diseases.

MyInstantMD’s online platform for emergency contraception allows you to access the care you need from the comfort and safety of your own home, reducing your risk of coming into contact with sick individuals in waiting rooms or crowded stores.

By utilizing our secure telehealth services, you can avoid unnecessary exposure to contagious illnesses while still receiving prompt and reliable access to emergency contraception.

Available in 50 states. No insurance needed.

Fast and secure Telehealth platform

Our fast and secure telehealth platform makes accessing emergency contraception more convenient than ever. With a turnaround time of less than an hour, patients can quickly receive a treatment plan from a provider after completing an online assessment.

We prioritize the security of patient information, ensuring that all data is kept confidential and protected.

Get Started Today

Ready to get started with emergency contraception treatment online? MyInstantMD offers a fast, convenient, and secure way to access the care you need. Our experienced providers are here to help you determine the best treatment option for your situation.

Take control of your reproductive health today and contact us to learn more about our online emergency contraception services.

Available in 50 states. No insurance needed.

Acute medical treatment in
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Answer a few simple questions

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Provider will then review your information

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Send prescription to the pharmacy of your choice

Frequently Asked Questions

Emergency contraception, also known as morning after pills, are medications taken to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. They work primarily by delaying ovulation, preventing the egg from being released and fertilized. It’s important to note that this is not an abortion pill and does not work if pregnancy has already occurred. 

Emergency contraceptives should be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex. The sooner they are taken, the more effective they are. Ideally, they should be taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex, but some types can be effective up to 120 hours (5 days) after.

Yes, a prescription is required for certain types of emergency contraceptives. With MYInstantMD, you can complete an online assessment, and a provider will review your information to determine the most appropriate emergency contraceptive for you. If a prescription is needed, it will be sent to a pharmacy of your choice.

MYInstantMD charges a flat rate of $59.99 for each consultation and does not bill insurance companies. However, your insurance plan may cover the cost of the emergency contraceptives themselves. We recommend checking with your insurance provider for details on coverage.

It is recommended to take a pregnancy test if your next period is more than a week late after using emergency contraception. While emergency contraceptives are effective at preventing pregnancy, they are not 100% guaranteed, and taking a test can confirm whether or not you are pregnant.

If you have any questions after completing your online consultation, you can send messages to the provider within 24 hours. Additionally, our support team is available to assist with any inquiries you may have. Please note that if you submit a request for evaluation after business hours, it will be reviewed the following business day.

Contact us with any questions