Emergency Contraception Is Often Confused With Abortion Pills. Here’s How Plan B and Other Generic Versions Work to Prevent Pregnancy

Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June 2022 and the end of constitutional protection for abortion, emergency contraception has become more difficult to obtain and—more than ever—shrouded in misinformation.

Regardless of one’s stance on abortion, it is important to understand why emergency contraception should be a basic component of women’s reproductive health care and family planning services.