Broken Condom and Unintended Pregnancy

If unintended pregnancy is a concern, EC, or Emergency Contraception, is a safe way to prevent pregnancy after a condom has broken or if you had unprotected sex. Emergency Contraception can reduce your risk of pregnancy up to five days after unprotected sex. The faster you use it after sex the more likely it is to prevent pregnancy.

If you are 15 or older you can buy Emergency Contraception at a pharmacy without a prescription. The cost ranges from $40 to $50. Free Emergency Contraception is available at any of the Health Department's STD Clinics. It can be obtained without parental consent. No appointment is needed.

If a condom broke, keep the condom wrapper and any other condoms in the box or package. You should report the breakage to the phone number on the package.