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Parents PhotoParents can play a vital role in helping their teens prevent unintended pregnancy. Talk with your teens about sexual health and contraceptive methods, including emergency birth control. Effective parent-child communication is key to helping your teens to make good decisions. It is also important to support your teen's right to get complete sexual health information and services in a confidential and safe manner. Below, you will find more detailed information about emergency birth control.
  1. Learn the facts about emergency birth control.
  2. Help your teens to make good decisions. Be an askable parent.
  3. You can do a lot in your community to educate young people and help them get sexual health information and services, including emergency birth control pills. Get involved!
  4. Understand the law in South Carolina as it relates to emergency birth control pills.
  5. Did you know that women can prevent a pregnancy by taking emergency birth control pills after rape or sexual assault? Learn how.
  6. Click here to find information about other organizations, resources and hotlines.
  7. Learn more about the research on emergency birth control.
  8. Learn more about adolescent reproductive and sexual health issues.
  9. Read and order our publications or download our simple-to-follow PowerPoint (in PDF) for more information on EC.
  10. Learn more about the South Carolina Emergency Contraception Initiative.
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