ella (ulipristal) is an emergency contraceptive. It works by stopping or delaying the release of an egg from an ovary. Ulipristal may also make it harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus. ella is used to prevent pregnancy after having sex without using a condom or other effective birth control method. ella is also used to prevent pregnancy after a regular form of birth control has failed. ella is not to be used as a regular form of daily, weekly, or monthly birth control. ella can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. Do not use if you are pregnant. For more facts about ella, click here.
A morning-after pill is an oral drug that, when taken by a woman within 2–3 days after intercourse, reduces the probability that she will become pregnant. Synonym(s): emergency hormonal contraception, postcoital contraception. See Medical Dictionary (Stedman’s)
Neither of these methods is 100% effective, and both can have serious side effects. For more information, contact us for a free and confidential appointment.