April 25, 2019

“Emergency birth control—which includes different kinds of pills and the copper IUD—helps prevent pregnancy for up to five days after unprotected sex,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, director of perinatal services at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center.

While emergency birth control is a safe and effective contraceptive method, it’s also important to remember that it does *not* protect against STDs, says Dr. Gaither. (For STD protection, condoms are the way to go.) 

Click HERE for the full article and video from HealthiNation.