Emergency Contraception for Transgender Patients

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There is a lot of confusion about when, how, and if trans people can use emergency contraceptives. This fact sheet aims to provide answers for both trans folks and allies.

“While some transgender and nonbinary individuals may desire pregnancy and childbirth, preventing pregnancy may be a high priority for others. Healthcare professionals should be aware that individuals may experience gender dysphoria and/or trauma if they become pregnant.”