Control When the Unexpected Happens
Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States each year are unintended. As a result, one goal of the US Department of Health and Human Services is to give women better access to emergency contraception like Next Choice One Dose™.
Next Choice One Dose™ is an effective form of emergency contraceptive available in a single pill. You can take Next Choice One Dose™ if you had an unprotected sexual encounter or birth control failure and do not wish to become pregnant. It is a single dose of the birth control hormone, levonorgestrel, and can help prevent pregnancy if it is taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. For example, you can take Next Choice One Dose™ if:
- A birth control method fails (such as when a condom breaks or slips)
- You missed at least 2 or 3 active birth control pills in a row (depending on which pill brand you use)
- No birth control method was used during sex
- A forced sexual encounter occurs
Take Next Choice One Dose™ as soon as possible within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex.