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Do You Need a Prescription for Plan B?

Plan B One-Step is available without a prescription. It can be obtained over the counter or off the shelf at pharmacies, drugstores, and major retailers. You can also purchase Plan B online through Nurx™.

What Is Plan B?

Plan B One-Step is an emergency contraceptive that can help to prevent pregnancy when taken within three days after having unprotected sex. It contains progestin, which delays or stops the ovaries from releasing an egg. Although progestin is also found in many birth control pills, Plan B is not meant to be used as a regular birth control method. It won’t end an existing pregnancy and it does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Plan B Without a Prescription

A prescription is not required to get Plan B. It is available on store shelves or over the counter. You won’t need to present an ID to purchase Plan B, and there is no age or gender requirement to buy it.

Where to Buy Plan B

Plan B is available at most pharmacies and drugstores, including CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid. In addition, it’s available in the family planning aisle of many major retailers like Target and Walmart. Some college campuses even offer Plan B in vending machines for easy access.

Get Plan B Online

You can order Plan B online without a prescription and have it shipped to your door when you use Nurx. This is a helpful option for discreetly stocking up on emergency contraception so you have it readily available in case you need it in the future. Nurx also works with many different health insurance providers, which may help to cover the cost of Plan B.

Since it’s best to take Plan B as soon as possible after having unprotected sex, you should purchase Plan B locally if you recently had unprotected sex.

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