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How emergency contraceptive pill works

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The emergency contraceptive only works if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. You should not need it if you had a surgical abortion unle... Read More

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No: you need to get on a maintenance form of birth control such as the birth control pill or the dope-provera shot or an IUD,
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Please don't: Emergency contraceptive pills are designed to be used after an episode of failed birth control NOT as regular birth control.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 44 years experience
Yes: The morning after pill is actually quite safe and it can be used as often as it is needed. Emergency contraception is most effective when taken as soo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Emergency Contracept: When taken as soon as possible after the act of sexual intercourse in which there was a failure of the form of protection being used.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
May be: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of p... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Potential SE's: Potential side effects of emergency contraception pills can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow; loose stools; dizziness; headache; nau... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Why?: An obvious question to consider is why would a virgin girl take a pill to avoid pregnancy? The pill is hormones that may upset the stomach for a shor... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
SE's: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of p... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you have taken : Your oral contraceptives consistently (every day) and have been on them for at least a month- normally that provides good (never 100%) protection aga... Read More

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