Back Up Birth Control Day

By Christine Cupaiuolo |

back_up_birth_controlToday 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.

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