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Does plan b work

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Plan b is about 90% effective if taken within 3 days (72 hours) of having unprotected sex. It may still work up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotect ... Read More
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Dr. Karen Pendleton
37 years experience Preventive Medicine
Plan B can work: Plan B pills contain a high dose of the active ingredient Levonorgestrel, which is a second generation progestin. Progestins, just like natural Proge ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Plan B one step: Plan b one-step can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, but diminishing: Studies have shown that women can still benefit from using Plan B as late as 4 days after unprotected sex. It's better than not using is you're worri ... Read More
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Maybe no: It is most effective within 72 hours.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Plan b can be used after ovulation. It can be used at any time during your menstrual cycle.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Preventing ovulation: The medication works by inhibitting ovulation. Thus, no egg, no pregnancy! the half-life of the medication varies greatly ranging from 11 to 45 hours ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
Plan B contraception: There is no medical evidence that Plan B would harm a developing baby. It will not hurt you or your baby if you accidently take it. Bottom line: it wi ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Plan b onestep can still be used if you are overweight.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Plan b can be used at any point during the menstrual cycle.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Why would it matter: If you don't ovulate an or can otherwise not get pregnant, why take it or worry about it.This is how I interpret your question. If you had something e ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: Plan B "works" fine before, during, or after ovulation. That just means that if a woman needs emergency contraception after sex (which she should only ... Read More

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