As reproductive rights and family planning resources are threatened in several jurisdictions, Quebec is expanding access. Now, Quebec residents won't have to worry about paying a high price for effective so-called "morning-after pills."\nAllergan Inc. and the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) announced that the emergency contraceptive, "ella," will now be covered under the province's health care plan. "ella" is taken for the prevention of pregnancy up to five (5) days after unprotected sex or contraceptive failures.\nDr. Fabien Simard, president of Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Quebec said in an official press release (in French) that "from now on, all Quebec women looking for an emergency contraceptive will have at their disposal several effective therapeutic options." He also added that this announcement is "excellent news" for the women of Quebec.\nAccording to the company website, "ella" is "the only morning-after pill proven effective when pregnancy risk is highest."\nIt comes in a 30-milligram format and is said to not affect a woman's long-term fertility. The common side effects are like those of any other morning-after pill and include headaches, nausea, dizziness, and menstrual pain.\nView this post on Instagram #DidYouKnow that #ellaOne is the most effective #MorningAfterPill in the UK*? Whether it’s a split condom, a missed pill, or if you simply got carried away in the moment. ellaOne can help to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. ellaOne should be taken as soon as possible but it can be effective for up to 120 hours after unprotected sex. ellaOne film-coated tablet. Emergency contraception. Ulipristal acetate. Read label. *Verify at ellaone.co.uk/verify/ A post shared by ellaOneUK (@ellaoneuk) on Jul 12, 2019 at 1:01am PDT\nView this post on Instagram We’re not still renting Charlie’s Angels at Blockbuster or listening to S Club 7, so why hasn’t the sex education syllabus been updated since 2000? There’s a lot more to sex than the old p-in-v, but young people are not being taught this. That’s why @emilypburt launched @fumble.uk, an online platform that covers everything your #SexEd missed out, from contraception to consent, from pleasure, to #TheMorningAfterPill #MyMorningAfter spoke to to @emilypburt to find out why #SexEducation is in need of an update, follow the link in our bio for the full article 👀 ellaOne film-coated tablet for emergency contraception. Contains ulipristal acetate. Always read the label. A post shared by ellaOneUK (@ellaoneuk) on Jun 28, 2019 at 1:14am PDT\nNow available across all pharmacies in Quebec, "ella" is the only morning-after pill in the province that women can use without breaking the bank.\nREAD ALSO: Montreal's SPCA Is Waiving Adoption Fees On These Animals For The Rest Of July\nThe company is quick to point out that even though "ella" isn't recommended for already pregnant women, the morning-after pill isn't an abortion pill.\nView this post on Instagram #TheMorningAfterPill is NOT an abortion pill! After a contraceptive failure #ellaOne can prevent pregnancy by delaying ovulation. What it can’t do is terminate a pregnancy. To read more about how the morning after pill works follow the link in our bio. ellaOne film-coated tablet for emergency contraception. Contains ulipristal acetate. Always read the label. A post shared by ellaOneUK (@ellaoneuk) on May 28, 2019 at 1:28am PDT\nPeter Dale, head of the Women's Health Department at Allergan Inc. says that "we welcome the Quebec government's decision to support the reproductive rights of women." Headquartered in Ireland, the company serves over 100 countries and is a global leader for research and development in women's contraceptive products.\nView this post on Instagram Happy #InternationalWomensDay! #ellaOne is honoured that so many of you have shared your #MyMorningAfter stories with us! We want your voices to be heard so the next woman who takes #TheMorningAfterPill will know they are not alone. There is a whole community out there supporting you and your right to decide what happens to your body #MyBodyMyRules Comment your story below and join this conversation 👇 ellaOne film-coated tablet for emergency contraception. Contains ulipristal acetate. Always read the label. A post shared by ellaOneUK (@ellaoneuk) on Mar 8, 2019 at 12:04am PST\nWomen across the province now have better access to an emergency contraceptive pill and that should be celebrated. It should be noted that emergency contraceptives don't protect against STIs.\nMore information on "ella" can be found on the company's official website here.\nView this post on Instagram Almost 50% of the people on this planet will have a #MenstrualCycle, but who really knows what’s going on down there? Go to our website to learn all about your menstrual cycle and get to know #AuntFlo A post shared by ellaOneUK (@ellaoneuk) on Feb 15, 2019 at 2:39am PST\nFor a complete list of medications that are covered by the RAMQ, please consult this official government list (in French).