Many women use emergency contraception (EC) after unprotected sex or when birth control failed. It’s important to know that EC is intended to be used only as a backup to a failed method.
Before you take emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy, you should speak with a medical professional to learn how EC will affect your body.
Some side effects can include:
- Heavier than normal or erratic menstrual bleeding
- Menstrual pain or cramps
- Stomach pain
- Tender breasts