Thursday, March 19, 2009

Understand Your EC!

How much do you know about Emergency Contraception (EC)? Had you heard, for example, that EC is available over-the-counter to men and women over 18? Did you know that, if taken within five days after sex, EC can prevent unintended pregnancy? Were you aware that EC is not only effective but totally safe? If the answer to any of these questions is “no,” don’t worry – you’re not alone. EC is considered the “best-kept secret in women’s health” – which is where the Back Up Your Birth Control National Day of Action comes in.

On March 25, activists all over the country will hold EC awareness events, blog about EC, write op-eds, hand out materials, and more. There’s no question it will be a lot of fun, not to mention a good source of information about this important resource.

And college students, take note: you can register for the Campus Challenge! Think of a creative and entertaining EC awareness campaign to be implemented on the Day of Action, and you could win $500.

So make sure to look out for events or information sessions near you, and maybe even organize a couple of your own. See you on the 25th!

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