A 24-year-old male asked about a 23-year-old female:
Does taking an emergency contraception pill frequently affects a women's health & pregnancy? what is the right frequency to take again in emergency?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Emergency contracept: Can cause side effects. It is used to prevent pregnancy. The exact instructions depend on which product you are using however, many (such as plan b) instruct to take the pill within 72 hours of failed contraception. The sooner it is taken after intercourse, the more protection it confers.
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
No, but regular bc b: Over the counter emergency birth control is available without a prescription , see: http://www.Not-2-late.Com for options. But emergency contraception isn't intended for regular use. Consider bc options like iud or implant. They the most effective methods and very easy to use.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016
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