Today marks the eighth annual , sponsored by the . It’s a day to raise awareness about the safety and availability of emergency contraception.
Sometimes referred to as the “morning-after pill,” EC is a higher dosage of the same hormones found in many birth control pills. Taken within 120 hours after sex, they are safe and effective for preventing pregnancy.
Coincidentally, EC has been a top news story this week due to making over-the-counter sales of Plan B (the brand name for FDA-approved emergency contraception) available to women as young as 17.
Visit to learn read about emergency contraception, print out , and to help spread the word.
Also see the , which I previously . It has a very comprehensive and info on EC worldwide.