The current issue of Teen Voices, a quarterly magazine that “challenges the mainstream media’s image of girls” by publishing articles on “self-esteem, racism, sexism, feminism, popular culture, health” and more, features comprehensive information on emergency contraception. The article includes information on where and how to obtain emergency contraception, as well as how the pill works.
“[EC]s do not cause abortions. They usually prevent your body from ovulating … so the egg cannot be fertilized by the sperm, or alter the lining of the uterus to make it impossible for a fertilized egg to attach itself to the wall. … There are no long-term side effects; you do not need to have an exam to receive [EC]; you do not have to be a certain age to receive [EC]” (Teen Voices, 6/01). Emergency contraception must be taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex to be effective.
Visit www.Not-2-Late.com for more information on emergency contraception.