Emergency contraception (EC) can be taken within 120 hours of unprotected sex or sexual assault to reduce the risk of unwanted pregnancy. Those 18 and older can purchase EC without a prescription at University Health Services or at other pharmacies. No appointment is needed.
One dose of EC costs $33 at University Health Services, considerably less than most other pharmacies. Students may want to consider buying it in advance to have on hand in emergency situations.
More information about EC is available at http://ec.princeton.edu/.