Types of emergency contraception
ella is a pill that is available by prescription only. ella may be effective up to five days after having unprotected sex; however, the sooner you take it, the more effective it will be. ella is more effective than Plan B when a woman is close to ovulating and in women who are overweight. If you’re on another method of hormonal birth control— birth control pills, for instance—Plan B or a copper IUD are better options.
As with all medical care at MIT Medical, an ella prescription is completely confidential. If you fill a prescription with the MIT Student Health Insurance Plan (MIT SHIP), that information remains 100 percent confidential, and you will not pay a copay for ella. However, if you have waived the MIT SHIP, you do not have prescription coverage through MIT. That means you need to pay out of pocket for prescriptions or use the prescription coverage from your other insurance plan. If you are covered through your parents’ plan, they will probably be notified when you fill a prescription. This notification may also include the name of the medication.