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Please tell me about advantages and disadvantages of the morning after pill?

Please tell me about advantages and disadvantages of the morning after pill?

Simple answer: Advantage- Taking it after unprotected intercourse to prevent unintended pregnancy. Disadvantage-Using the pill as a primary contraceptive. ...Read more

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Emergency Contraception (Definition)

Emergency contraception is the method a woman can use to avoid getting pregnant, after she has received sperm in her vagina. She takes the hormone pills, which are usually larger doses of hormones used in oral birth control pills, within a short time (days) after her sexual activity, ...Read more


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Disadvantage of morning after pill?

Disadvantage of morning after pill?

Possible Side Effect: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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What are some advantages of the emergency contraceptive or morning after pill?

What are some advantages of the emergency contraceptive or morning after pill?

Many advantages: Emergency contraception is a highly effective method to prevent unintended pregnancies. It can be used up to 5 days after an episode of unprotected intercourse i.e., contraceptive failure, sexual assault, exposure to a drug that can cause birth defects. Planb is acessible over-the-counter for women age 18 and older. ...Read more

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How can I get the morning after pill?

At pharmacy.: No prescription required. www.planbonestep.com provides coupons and name of local pharmacies that carry the med. ...Read more

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How can the morning after pill work?

How can  the morning after pill work?

Like reg. bcps: Just like birth control pills, the morning after pill can stop ovulation from occuring, or can delay ovulation. It also can interfere with the wombs ability to accept a pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can the morning after pill work?

How can  the morning after pill work?

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. ...Read more

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Does the morning after pill lways work?

Does the morning after pill lways work?

It is not 100%: Nothing is 100%. Plan b one-step ; similar emergency contraceptives can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours of sex. According to planned parenthood when Plan B is taken 48 to 72 hours after intercourse the efficacy is 61%. ...Read more

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Does the morning after pill always work?

Does the morning after pill always work?

Nothing is 100%: Effective. Plan b one-step ; similar emergency contraceptives can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours of sex. According to planned parenthood when Plan B is taken 48 to 72 hours after intercourse the efficacy is 61%. ...Read more

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Can the morning after pill actually work?

Can the morning after pill actually work?

Yes: Originally called the yuzpe method, it is very effective. An offshoot of this method which has been around since the 1970s, is the Plan B method, now available over the counter. ...Read more

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How can the morning after pill effect women?

How can  the morning after pill effect women?

Cycle irregularity: The morning after pill often causes a small amount of withdrawal bleeding followed by a delay in your cycle. This delay should be expected, but it should also include a pregnancy test about 2-3 weeks after the last episode of unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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How often can the morning after pill be used?

How often can the morning after pill be used?

The morning after: Pill is meant for emergencies, so taking it every so often is fine. I imagine a woman could take it even several times a month, but that will result in increasingly irregular periods, and really interfering with her hormones because of the burst of hormones in that pill. Better to find an effective form of birth control that works for you. Talk to someone at a clinic about what's best for you. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take the morning after pill?

How safe is it to take the morning after pill?

Pretty Safe: The fda has conducted extensive safety testing before allowing any medication on the market. That means they consider it safe for the general population described within the package insert when prescribed by a physician. For more specific individual concerns for you, please contact your physician. ...Read more

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What can you do to use the morning after pill?

What can you do to use the morning after pill?

Morning after pill: Take as soon as possible after incident of unprotected sex. Within 24 hours has a higher rate of effectiveness - but can be taken within 72 hours of event. ...Read more

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How effective is taking the morning after pill?

How effective is taking the morning after pill?

Very: If taken within 72 hours of sex, it decreases risk of pregnancy to below 1%. "off-label", it can be used up to 120 afterwards but will be less effective. ...Read more

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How does the morning after pill work in the body?

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How does the morning after pill work in the body?

By causing bleeding: These pills cause your cycle to start and thus prevent implantation. ...Read more

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Didn't take the morning after pill. What can I do?

Emergency contracept: Most emergency contraceptives have greatest efficacy when taken within 72 hours of intercourse. However, there can be some lesser amt of protection up to 5 days out with some. ...Read more

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What to know before taking the morning after pill?

What to know before taking the morning after pill?

Decreases risk: Plan b decreases the risk of pregnancy by 70-80% when taken correctly within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. Then you wait and do a home pregnancy test about 10 days later. Then see a doctor to start a better method of birth control. ...Read more

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What are the cons of taking the morning after pill?

What are the cons of taking the morning after pill?

Potential side : Effects. Potential side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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How does the morning after pill work and helps out ?

Check out this link.: Take care! http://m.Plannedparenthood.Org/mt/www.Plannedparenthood.Org/health-topics/emergency-contraception-morning-after-pill-4363.Asp.

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What are the pros and cons of the morning after pill?

What are the pros and cons of the morning after pill?

The pro is that it : Can prevent pregnancy. The cons are possible side effects. Potential side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Levy
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Morning After Pill (Definition)

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy in women who have had unprotected sex, or for whom a barrier method has failed (slipped condom, diaphragm, or cervical cap, or broken condom). Emergency contraception medicine is not the same ...Read more