If you are female, you can come get Plan B (emergency contraception) from us during health center hours up to five days after the condom broke, another birth control method failed or you didn't use any form of protection. If you are a male, we encourage you to bring your girlfriend to the health center, but we will give Plan B to males who come alone on a case-by-case basis. You have up to five days to get Plan B in order for it to be effective in preventing pregnancy, but the sooner you take it, the better. Plan B is not 100% effective, so it's better to be on a regular method of birth control. Usually a girl who gets Plan B at the health center can also start another method of birth control the same day.