Where can I get the morning-after pill?
In a time where abortion is not a guaranteed right in the United States, access to the morning-after pill is more important than ever. However, how to get the morning-after pill can sometimes be confusing. In this article, we will dive into the different places you can find the morning-after pill.
If you've had unprotected sex or experienced a contraceptive failure, emergency contraception, such as the morning-after pill, can help prevent an unintended pregnancy. It's important to act quickly as the morning-after pill is most effective within the first 72 hours after sex. But where can you get the morning-after pill? Here are a few options to consider:
Btw — we recommend stocking a few doses of the morning-after pill to have on hand for yourself or a friend, if you ever need it.
Online: You can get the morning-after pill online from websites like Stix or even Amazon. If the cost is prohibitive to you, you can request a free dose of Stix’s morning-after pill, Restart, on our website (or donate one to someone who needs it).
On-demand delivery: You can also purchase the morning-after pill from online pharmacies and on-demand retailers like Gopuff, which delivers nationwide within 30 minutes.
Your local pharmacy: Most pharmacies, such as CVS or Walgreens, carry the morning-after pill, and you can access it without a prescription. You can simply walk into a pharmacy, head to the femcare aisle, or ask the pharmacist for the morning-after pill.
Grocery stores and big box stores: Most grocery stores and big-box stores, like Target or Walmart, have an OTC section where you can find the morning-after pill. Emergency contraception usually sits near products like pregnancy tests or condoms. These aisles typically carry a variety of over-the-counter medications, including emergency contraception.
Family planning clinics and health clinics: Family planning clinics, reproductive health clinics, and health clinics may also provide the morning-after pill. These clinics offer a range of reproductive health services, including contraception and emergency contraception. Find a clinic near you!
Planned Parenthood: Planned Parenthood is a nationwide organization that offers a range of reproductive health services, including the morning-after pill. You can visit a Planned Parenthood health center or their website to find a location near you.
It's important to note that availability, cost, and brand options of the morning-after pill may vary depending on the location and specific store or clinic. It's best to check with the specific pharmacy or clinic beforehand if you have any questions or concerns.
It's also important to use the morning-after pill as soon as possible after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure for maximum effectiveness. If you have questions about emergency contraception or need guidance on which method may be best for you, it's recommended to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice.