What Are the Different Types of Emergency Contraception Available?

There are several types of emergency contraception available, including:

  • Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECPs): These are oral medications containing hormones such as Levonorgestrel (Progestin) or Ulipristal Acetate (selective progesterone receptor modulator). They are available over-the-counter or by prescription, depending on the specific product and country regulations.

  • Copper Intrauterine Device (IUD): This is a non-hormonal contraceptive device that can be inserted into the uterus by a healthcare provider within 5 days of unprotected sex. It is highly effective as emergency contraception and can also provide long-term contraception.