Definitions for "Emergency contraception"
also known as the "morning after pill", it is a large dose of hormones that must be taken within 72 hours following unprotected/unwanted sex to prevent pregnancy
Treatment that can be given after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. Includes "morning after pill".
Postcoital contraception. Contraceptive methods used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or failure of a contraceptive method. There are two forms of emergency contraception: the postcoital pill and insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD).