Emergency Contraception

  • Want to know what to do if:

    • I was forced to have sex against my will?
    • The condom broke or slipped off?
    • I had sex when I didn’t expect to and didn’t use birth control?
    • My regular birth control was not effective when I had sex?

    If you have had unprotected intercourse, you might want to consider using emergency contraception. Treatment may consist of hormone pills taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex and can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex. ECPs provide a short, strong burst of hormones, which may prevent pregnancy by temporarily stopping eggs from being released, by stopping fertilization, or by stopping implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus.

    We also offer the Copper T IUD as very effective emergency contraception. The IUD must be placed inside the uterus by a clinician within 5 days of unprotected sex. The IUD works by stopping sperm from reaching the egg.

    Emergency contraception should be reserved for emergency situations and should not be used to prevent pregnancy on a regular basis.

    Emergency Contraception is not intended for use if you are already pregnant.

  • Where can I get Emergency Contraception Pills??

    Emergency Contraception is available at our clinic. Call us at (541) 506-2600 for more information or drop in during office hours and ask to speak to a nurse.

    You can also call 1-888-NOT-2-LATE or visit their website www.NOT-2-LATE.com to find a provider near you that can help you access emergency contraception.

    Plan B emergency contraceptive pill is now available over the counter. Cost ranges from $40.00 to $45.00. EC is available to all current and new female family planning clients at the Health Department on a walk-in basis during regular hours Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm