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is ellaone emergency pill safe? condom broke but broke before ejaculation, want to be extra safe but hoping ellaone has no long term effects

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Dr. Jessica Allan
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes safe: ellaOne is a selective progesterone receptor modulator licensed for emergency contraception up to 120 hours (up to 5 days) after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. Most common s/e are abdominal pain, menstrual disorders cramps. Occasionally vomiting. No long term effects according to the data. Benefits outweigh risks of unwanted pregnancy

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