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Does plan b make birth control less efective

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
13 years experience Gynecology
Yes : If you did not use the birth control correctly or if you forgot to take it you can take plan b. It works better if you use it sooner. The copper iud i ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Plan B =emergency BC: With no missed pills, "perfect use", the failure rate is 0.3%->99% effective.In typical use, because taking a pill every d without ever missing is ha ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Plan B: No it is an emergency contraceptive. It is not meant to be used as regular birth control. Their are much better regular contraceptives.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No!: With no missed pills, "perfect use", the failure rate is 0.3%->99% effective.In typical use, because taking a pill every d without ever missing is ha ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
31 years experience Family Medicine
Birth Control: If you are taking your birth control pills as prescribed, and have not missed any doses, you should not have to take plan b.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: That is not necessary.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
One reason: If you have not taken the oral contraceptives long enough for them to afford protection.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This can be done: Yes.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes you can: Emergency contraceptive can be taken with an oral contraceptive.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not if you have: been on your oral contraceptive long enough for it to be effective. Take care.

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