Resources and Information: Contraception & Family Planning

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Consider Your Regular Contraception Plan

Next Choice One Dose™ is NOT a regular birth control method. It should only be used infrequently, when regular contraception fails or after a sexual encounter without contraceptive protection. Regular methods to prevent pregnancy work best. According to a study of 7,356 women interviewed from 2006-2008, nearly all (99%) have used some form of regular contraception:

  • 93% used male condoms
  • 82% used birth control pills
  • 22% used the Depo-Provera® shot
  • 10% used the patch

If used correctly, these contraceptive methods are effective at protecting you from unintended pregnancy.

If you are sexually active, using condoms can provide even more protection. In addition to preventing pregnancy, condoms can help protect you from STDs.

Information Helps You Stay in Control

The following links may have more information about birth control, emergency contraception, condom use, and family planning. If you have specific questions, talk to your healthcare provider.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women’s Health

Food and Drug Administration Birth Control Guide

Princeton University Office of Population Research

Guttmacher Institute

Important Safety Information

Next Choice One Dose™ is an emergency contraceptive that helps prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or birth control failure. Next Choice One Dose™ should not be used as regular birth control. Next Choice One Dose™ is available without a prescription for women 17 years of age or older. If you are younger than 17, a prescription is required. Next Choice One Dose™ should not be used if you are already pregnant. If you become pregnant or have severe lower abdominal pain after taking Next Choice One Dose™, you should be evaluated for a pregnancy outside the uterus, which is called a tubal pregnancy. A tubal pregnancy requires immediate medical treatment, so you should see a healthcare professional right away. If you are already pregnant, Next Choice One Dose™ will not work. If your next expected period after taking Next Choice One Dose™ is more than one week late, you may be pregnant. Next Choice One Dose™ does not protect against HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Next Choice One Dose™ contains the color additive FD&C Yellow #6. Side effects may include heavier menstrual bleeding, nausea, lower stomach (abdominal) pain, tiredness, headache, and dizziness. If you vomit within 2 hours of taking the medication, call a healthcare professional to find out if you should repeat the dose.

To report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA, visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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