Emergency Birth Control
Emergency Birth Control is a medication that sexually active women can take after they have had a birth control
emergency. The medication is a high but safe dose of the hormone found in most birth control pills.
Emergency birth control works in exactly the same way that birth control pills work. If a woman already has an
established pregnancy (meaning a fertilized egg has already implanted into the lining of her uterus), this medication will
NOT disrupt that pregnancy. It will have no harmful effect on the mother or the developing embryo.
The Forsyth County Infant Mortality Reduction Coalition is a community partnership housed within the Forsyth County Department of Public Health.
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