Emergency Contraception Comparison Chart*
* Contact the Yale Health Ob/Gyn Department if you’re not sure which option is best for you.
|My Way/Plan B (levonorgestrel)||Over-the-Counter||Less effective if 72-120 hours, or close to ovulation, or BMI over 30||Free at the Yale Health Center for all Yale students and Yale Health members||None|
|Ella (ulipristal)||More effective up to 120 hours, and closer to ovulation; up to BMI of 35; hormone free||Requires prescription||
Free at the Yale Health Center for Yale students with Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage and Yale Health members
Waived students can pay out of pocket or use their bursar account at the Yale Health Pharmacy (approximately $50) or use their personal health insurance at an outside pharmacy
|Paragard (copper) IUD||More than 99% effective up to 120 hours; any BMI; provides ongoing contraception up to 10+ years||Need to revisit for office procedure; discomfort and small risk||Free, except for waived students whose insurance will be billed to cover the cost of the device||Requires appointment in Ob/Gyn for a minor office procedure within 120 hours|