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Emergency contraception is an FDA-approved form of contraception that prevents pregnancy after unprotected sex, birth control failure, or sexual assault. It is also known as the "morning-after pill." Access to emergency contraception has increased, but barriers to this safe and effective method of pregnancy prevention remain. We're working to ensure that women have access to emergency contraception to prevent unintended pregnancy.

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Legal Briefs & Testimony | NWLC Supreme Court Amicus Brief Supporting the Contraceptive Coverage Benefit

January 28, 2014

Fact Sheet | Providing Emergency Contraception to Sexual Assault Survivors

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Fact Sheet | Emergency Contraception

April 03, 2013

Reports & Toolkits | Contraceptive Equity Laws in Your State: Know Your Rights - Use Your Rights, A Consumer Guide

August 27, 2012

Fact Sheet | Pharmacy Refusals: State Laws, Regulations, and Policies

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