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A 21-year-old female asked:

Is it okay to take the morning after twice in a week? i had unprotected sex twice and took the pill within 12 hours both times is it still effective?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
It is ok: But to be more effective with contraception, it would be advisable to see your doctor for more consistent contraceptive plan. Your current method has a higher failure rate than you might prefer.
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Last updated Jan 9, 2020

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