Go back

Can Men Buy the Morning After Pill?

There are no laws preventing men buying the morning after pill. Men can theoretically buy Plan B over the counter, just as women can, as this medication doesn’t need a prescription. However, some pharmacies will not sell the morning after pill to men. These pharmacies may believe the decision to take emergency contraception pills, or not take them, should lie entirely with a woman. Some health professionals worry that men who purchase the morning after pill may coerce their female partners to take emergency contraceptives against their will.

In most cases, men cannot buy Ella, as this emergency contraceptive requires a prescription. Health professionals only issue prescriptions to people who will be using the medication, and pharmacies will not usually fill someone else’s prescription.

Emergency Contraception From Nurx

At Nurx, we encourage women to take charge of their health and order their own emergency contraception. Our medical providers will review your health profile and write a prescription for emergency contraception, if appropriate. We’ll also mail the pills to your door in discreet packaging.

Back to top