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What is it that is really bad about the morning after pill?

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Don't know: The morning-after pill delays ovulation, thereby preventing a conception/or fertilization event from occurring. I think (emphasis on think) that some people have the perception that the morning-after pill is an abortifacient (that it causes a fertilized egg to be aborted) but that is not accurate.

Answered 9/26/2017

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Agree w Dr. Askew: It is not an abortion pill. It does have potential side effects. Potential side effects w emergency contraception includes menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness & abdominal pain or cramps.

Answered 11/28/2017

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