Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception is used after unprotected sex to prevent unintended pregnancy.

It is used as a single, one time dose medication. Emergency Contraception, (ECP), contains the same hormones used in birth control pills. It is often referred to as “the morning after pill”.

Emergency Contraception:

  1. Is taken as soon as possible and up to 5 days after the unprotected intercourse.  You would use ECP if the condom broke, you didn’t use any other contraception or you were in a situation where you were forced to have intercourse.
  2. ECP is most successful in preventing pregnancy when taken as soon as possible.
  3. ECP does not interfere with any existing pregnancy
  4. ECP does not cause an abortion
  5. ECP doe not protect you from sexually transmitted infections.

Emergency Contraception:

Is readily available through Student Health Services on a sliding scale cost basis.

Call Student Health Services at 215-204-7500 or walk into the office for ECP, Monday through Saturday.

It is also available, without a prescription, at all Pharmacies.