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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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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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If the morning-after pill doesn't work, then how will the baby be affected?

If the morning-after pill doesn't work, then how will the baby be affected?

See below: The morning after pill is felt to have an effect on fertilization and/or implantation of the embryo. The half life of these medications is not long. Therefor, there should not be any significant problems with the fetus. Discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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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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Have Crohn's disease and its under control. Will the morning after pill work?

Yes: Crohn's disease should not decrease the effectiveness of the morning after pill. However, don't rely on that for routine birth control. Get seen and get on something effective! ...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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If I take the morning after pill on the night before ovulation will it work.

Maybe: It is unclear from your question whether you are taking it before or after intercourse.It is not meant for routine contraceptive use which is why it is called emergency contraception. It is meant for use after an unexpected failure of contraception and is 95% effective if taken within 24 hr. after intercourse even at mid-cycle. This is less than the effectiveness of other contraceptives. Be safe! ...Read more

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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


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