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Emergency Contraception (also called EC, Plan B, the morning after pill) is a high dosage of hormones taken (by the person with the vagina) after unprotected vaginal sex with the intention of reducing the risk of pregnancy. EC was developed for use in the event that a first attempt at protecting against pregnancy failed (i.e. condom broke, forgot to take pill) and not to be used as a regular form of birth control. There are two forms of EC: pill form and the insertion of a copper IUD. EC can be effective, and is more effective when taken closer to the time of unprotected vaginal sex.
For more detailed information, check out: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-info/morning-after-pill-emergency-contraception