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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Emergency Contraception (Overview)

Emergency contraception is the method a woman can use to avoid getting pregnant, after she has received sperm in her vagina. She takes the hormone pills, which are usually larger doses of hormones used in oral birth control pills, within a short time (days) after her sexual activity, to prevent becoming pregnant.


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Does emergency contraception exist?

Does emergency contraception exist?

Yes: It is most useful and effective the sooner it is taken to unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
652 doctors shared insights

Emergency Contraception (Overview)

Emergency contraception is the method a woman can use to avoid getting pregnant, after she has received sperm in her vagina. She takes the hormone pills, which are usually larger doses of hormones used in oral birth control pills, within a short time (days) after her sexual activity, to prevent becoming pregnant.


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What is emergency contraception process?

What is emergency contraception process?

Take the medication: Plan b is a two dose regiment taken 12 hours apparat. Plan b one step is a single dose. Both must be taken within 72 hours of the event. ...Read more

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Why does emergency contraception delay periods?

Why does emergency contraception delay periods?

Hormonal effects: Plan b is used for unprotected sex with contraceptive failure. It works using female hormones. Plan b can prevent the ovary from releasing an egg, thicken cervical mucus which makes it harder for the sperm to reach the egg and thins the lining of the uterus to prevent implantation. ...Read more

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Does emergency contraception exist?

Yes: It is most useful and effective the sooner it is taken to unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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How effective is emergency contraception?

How effective is emergency contraception?

Efficacy: Levonogestrel pills can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex. They are up to 89 percent effective when taken within 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex. They continue to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (five days) after unprotected sex, but they are less effective as time passes. ...Read more

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Are emergency contraceptive pills (ecps) the same as the abortion pill?

Are emergency contraceptive pills (ecps) the same as the abortion pill?

No: Emergency contraception is basically a specific way to take birth control pills that work to prevent ovulation. Ec will not abort a pregnancy once it is established. This is why it need to be taken as soon after unprotected intercourse as possible to work. ...Read more

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Can emergency contraception work for me?

Can emergency contraception work for me?

Depends how soon: Depends when you take it. The sooner after unprotected sex the better it works. Varies from around 95% effective if taken right away to about 85% if taken 3-5 days later. Consider a copper iud if you're looking for something more effective. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can planned parenthood emergency contraception pill delay your period the following month?

Help plz! Can planned parenthood emergency contraception pill delay your period the following month?

Yes: Taking Plan B may delay your 1st period by about a week. It is best to do a pregnancy test and be safe. It should not have any effect on the period after that. ...Read more

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Can we take emergency contraceptive pill after every sex?

Can we take emergency contraceptive pill after every sex?

Please don't: Emergency contraceptive pills are designed to be used after an episode of failed birth control NOT as regular birth control. ...Read more

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Hi. Two moths ago i used emergency contraception. Had a very light period twice since then and experience a breast pain. 3 pregnant tests negative. Help!

Hi. Two moths ago i used emergency contraception. Had a very light period twice since then and experience a breast pain. 3 pregnant tests negative. Help!

Probably not preg: Fingers crossed that you probably not pregnant. If the preg tests were urine, then you could check again with a blood test - go see your provider to do that. To make absolutely sure otherwise, probably just the stress is making your periods light but could be something else, so see your provider! ...Read more

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How effective is emergency contraception?

Efficacy: Levonogestrel pills can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex. They are up to 89 percent effective when taken within 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex. They continue to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (five days) after unprotected sex, but they are less effective as time passes. ...Read more

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Can you use Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control pills as emergency contraception?

Yes: There are a number of options for emergency birth control including dedicated meds that are available over the counter, dedicated prescription medicine, and use of high dose regular birth control. For information of how to use regular bc as emergency bc, see http://www.Not-2-late.Com . If you need ec, you should consider using regular bc such as iuds and implants. The most effective and easy! ...Read more

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How does emergency contraception work?

Several: It may prevent or delay ovulation, interfere with fertilization, or prevent implantation. ...Read more

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Can we use norgestrol pill as an emergency contraceptives?

Can we use norgestrol pill as an emergency contraceptives?

Yes: Levo-norgestrel 0.75 mg tablet as soon as possible within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse; a second 0.75 mg tablet should be taken 12 hours after the first dose. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. John Landi
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more