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A 26-year-old member asked:

can taking the morning after pill cause an ectopic pregnancy?

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Dr. Joshua Klein
Fertility Medicine 16 years experience
No: Taking the "morning-after pill" should have no effect on the risk of ectopic pregnancy; if anything, it should decrease the risk of ectopic pregnancy because it decreases the risk of any pregnancy altogether! hope this helps - good luck!
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
No: The morning after pill cannot cause an ectopic, but it will not absolutely prevent one. If you use this pill and symptoms of pregnancy occur i suggest that you see your gyn.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

Is there a correlation between taking a morning after pill and ectopic pregnancy? Can emergency contraceptives cause ectopic pregnancy?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
More as a prevention: question rather than a causation issue. If a pregnancy starts with a morning after pill, it may have a higher risk of ectopic, due to this method of contraception, being more likely to prevent an intrauterine implantation. May have less effect on an ectopic implantation.

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