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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: Do you mean if you are exposed to sunlight and chlorine or the medication was exposed. You being exposed will not affect the medication. If the medica ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Contraception: Possibly. Yes. But why would anyone use emergency contraception when regular contraception is so widely available and simple to use and safer?
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
33 years experience Urogynecology
Several: It may prevent or delay ovulation, interfere with fertilization, or prevent implantation.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
ECP's may: delay release of an egg from an ovary, prevent fertilization or prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
33 years experience Urogynecology
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.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Diedrich
14 years experience Gynecology
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 t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
About 95%: The sooner you take the medication after the event the more effective it is--about 95% or so. To be effective, it is recommended to be used as soon a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Plan B: It is available as an over the counter pill. Read and follow the instructions as it is best given within 24 hours of unprotected intercourse.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: These are hormonal agents that can lower your chances of getting pregnant. They have side effects like nausea, vomiting etc, however they are short li ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ealena Callender
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very effective: Emergency contraception (ec) can be very effective if used properly. Ec can consist of a pill or pills or insertion of a copper iud. Depending on the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
43 years experience Gynecology
Yes: Plan b one-step is over the counter and is levonorgesterol. It is most effective if taken right away. Ella (ulipristal acetate) requires a prescript ... Read More

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