Ulipristal for Emergency Contraception
How It Works
Ulipristal works by preventing or delaying ovulation. It won't protect you for the rest of your menstrual cycle. Continue to use your regular birth control method. And talk to your doctor about whether you need a backup method after you've taken ulipristal. If you don't have a regular method of birth control, talk to your doctor about starting one.
Ulipristal won't protect against Reference sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Opens New Window. If you're worried that you might have been exposed to an STI, talk to your doctor.
Ulipristal isn't your only choice. There are other Reference emergency contraception methods and pills available, including some that don't require a prescription.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 4, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology