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A 37-year-old female asked:

taking ellaone this morning but am due to start taking norethisterone in a weeks time. is this ok to do?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: If you had sex without birth control or condoms then taking Ella or another form of emergency contraception is a good idea. Taking emergency contraction would not affect when you were directed to start taking other birth control.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I get the morning after pill?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Several places: In some states it is sold over the counter. You can ask your doctor or go to planned parenthood. It needs to be taken within 72 hours and is about 75% effective.
A 27-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of the morning after pill?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Bleeding: Remember that the morning after pill is ony 75 % effective. If you don't get your period or it seems abnormal to you, you should make sure you are not pregnant. Women can have irregular bleeding after taking the morning after pill.
A 22-year-old member asked:

When is it to late to take an emergency contraceptive?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
After 5 days: The "morning after pil" works if started up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex. The sooner it is taken the more effictive it is. When started in the first 3 days (72 hours) it is about 90% effective. After 3 days, it still may work - but the failure rate is higher.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

Where to find the emergency contraceptive?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nicole Bressler
Dr. Nicole Bressleranswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Plan B: Plan b is an emergency contraceptive that can be taken within 3 days (72hr) of unprotected sex. It is available behind the counter at most pharmacies, you have to ask the pharmacist for it, and you have to be at least 17 years old to purchase it.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
The Rules recently changed. You can now purchase it straight from the aisle without ID check or age restriction.
Oct 3, 2013
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
And I'm VERY glad it did. This is progress.
Oct 4, 2013
A 37-year-old member asked:

How can the morning after pill work?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Grenitz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Prevent conception: Emergency contraceptive pills work by keeping the egg from being released by the ovary or by keeping the sperm and egg from getting together. Current evidence says they do not work by keeping a pregnancy from implanting in the uterus.

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