ellaOne® is not an abortion pill and other answers

Regular contraception vs ellaOne®– the difference

ellaOne® is Europe’s most effective morning after pill.

It is:

NOT a regular contraceptive method

You should not use ellaOne® as a regular method of contraception. The emergency contraceptive pill is a backup method for preventing pregnancy and should only be used occasionally.

NOT a contraceptive for future intercourse

If you have unprotected sex again after taking ellaOne®, it will not stop you from becoming pregnant .  You should use a barrier method, such as condoms, every time you have sex until your next period. If you are currently taking the contraceptive pill, continue to use it as usual, starting the day after taking ellaOne®. Be sure to also use condoms every time you have sex until your next period.

NOT used to cause abortion

ellaOne® works by delaying egg release. If you are pregnant it is too late for emergency contraception because it works to prevent the start of a pregnancy. So, you should not take ellaOne® if you are already pregnant.

ellaOne® does not affect your fertility

If you want to have sex after using ellaOne®, use a barrier method of contraception until your next period. This is because your fertility can come back very quickly.