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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Emergency Contraception (Overview)

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, to prevent becoming pregnant.


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What is emergency contraception process?

What is emergency contraception process?

Take the medication: Plan b is a two dose regiment taken 12 hours apparat. Plan b one step is a single dose. Both must be taken within 72 hours of the event. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
641 Doctors shared insights

Emergency Contraception (Overview)

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, to prevent becoming pregnant.


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Does emergency contraception exist?

Does emergency contraception exist?

Yes: It is most useful and effective the sooner it is taken to unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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Hi. Two moths ago I used emergency contraception. Had a very light period twice since then and experience a breast pain. 3 pregnant tests negative. Help!

Hi. Two moths ago I used emergency contraception. Had a very light period twice since then and experience a breast pain. 3 pregnant tests negative. Help!

Probably not preg: Fingers crossed that you probably not pregnant. If the preg tests were urine, then you could check again with a blood test - go see your provider to do that. To make absolutely sure

otherwise, probably just the stress is making your periods light

but could be something else, so see your provider! ...Read more

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How effective is emergency contraception?

How effective is emergency contraception?

Efficacy: Levonogestrel pills can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex. They are up to 89 percent effective when taken within 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex. They continue to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (five days) after unprotected sex, but they are less effective as time passes. ...Read more

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How does emergency contraception work?

Several: It may prevent or delay ovulation, interfere with fertilization, or prevent implantation. ...Read more

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I bleed 5 to 7 days after using emergency contraception is this a period& if I have unprotected sex 7 days after just before the bleeding am I safe?

I bleed 5 to 7 days after using emergency contraception is this a period& if I have unprotected sex 7 days after just before the bleeding am I safe?

Emerg Contraception: Emergency contraception causes temporary menstrual cycle disruption so some abnormal bleeding is pretty common. If you have unprotected sex again then you will need to take emergency contraception again. It would be best to use condoms or avoid intercourse until you can start effective long term birth control. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, can vitamin C be used as an emergency contraception?

Hello doctors, can vitamin C be used as an emergency contraception?

No: Vitamin C reportedly has been used for "home abortions" but the amount of vitamin C taken would be extremely toxic to the woman. DO NOT TRY this. Any attempts at "home abortions" are very dangerous & should not be done. Vitamin C is not an emergency contraceptive. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from emergency contraception?

What are the side effects from emergency contraception?

Side effects.: 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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How long does it take for emergency contraception to leave my system?

How long does it take for emergency contraception to leave my system?

It may stay in your: Body for 3-5 days. Best wishes! Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2851378/. ...Read more

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How long after sex does emergency contraception work?

72 hours: Plan b - the emergency contraception pill - is indicated to use up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. The earlier you take it the better your chances of preventing pregnancy. I often recommend patients to keep it on hand so they can take it as early as possible after exposure. ...Read more

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Am I pregnant I took emergency contraception 5 hours after intercourse a week and a half ago (oct. 3rd) and should haver begun my period todaynot here?

Am I pregnant I took emergency contraception 5 hours after intercourse a week and a half ago (oct. 3rd) and should haver begun my period todaynot here?

Try home test: First you should be careful and try safe sex as much as you can unprotected sex not only can get you pregnant but it can give you STD which you do not need in this young age second you can try any of the home testing usually a week after conception or when you miss your period there is no reason for you to keep worrying or wondering a test available in every pharmacy good luck ...Read more

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How many birth control pills do you use for an emergency contraception? She is 5' 4" and a little less than 100lbs

Plan b: Over the counter emergency birth control is available without a prescription if you are 17 and older. Otherwise, if you already have birth control pills, see: http://www. Not-2-late. Com for options. ...Read more

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Does emergency contraception exist?

Yes: It is most useful and effective the sooner it is taken to unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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How does emergency contraception work?

Several: It may prevent or delay ovulation, interfere with fertilization, or prevent implantation. ...Read more

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What is emergency contraception process?

Take the medication: Plan b is a two dose regiment taken 12 hours apparat. Plan b one step is a single dose. Both must be taken within 72 hours of the event. ...Read more

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Can emergency contraception work for me?

Can emergency contraception work for me?

Depends how soon: Depends when you take it. The sooner after unprotected sex the better it works. Varies from around 95% effective if taken right away to about 85% if taken 3-5 days later. Consider a copper iud if you're looking for something more effective. ...Read more

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How effective is emergency contraception?

Efficacy: Levonogestrel pills can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex. They are up to 89 percent effective when taken within 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex. They continue to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (five days) after unprotected sex, but they are less effective as time passes. ...Read more

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What type of emergency contraception is there?

What type of emergency contraception is there?

Some ECP options: Include Ella, Aftera, After pills, Athenitia Next, EContra Ez, Fallback Solo, My Way, Next Choice One Dose, Opcicon One- Step, Option 2, Take Action & Plan B One-Step. Additionally, a number of combined progestin/ estrogen pills can be used in higher doses as emergency contraception. ...Read more

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Is emergency contraception harmful for my body?

Is emergency contraception harmful for my body?

No: These are hormonal agents that can lower your chances of getting pregnant. They have side effects like nausea, vomiting etc, however they are short lived.
These agents are available for use if you had unprotected sex and are concerned about pregnancy and are not designed for routine use to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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How effective is emergency contraception to use?

How effective is emergency contraception to use?

Very effective: Emergency contraception (ec) can be very effective if used properly. Ec can consist of a pill or pills or insertion of a copper iud. Depending on the regimen, the ec must be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex and no more than 5 days later. Due to variations in timing and use, studies have shown the effectiveness of pill regimens to range from 50-90%. Failure rate for the iud is <1%. ...Read more

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What are the options for emergency contraception?

What are the options for emergency contraception?

Yes: Plan b one-step is over the counter and is levonorgesterol. It is most effective if taken right away. Ella (ulipristal acetate) requires a prescription, contains ulipristal, and may be a bit more effective after a few days. The copper containing iud, paraguard is also a highly effective emergency contraceptive that is good for 10 years. ...Read more

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How long does it take for emergency contraception to leave my system?

It may stay in your: Body for 3-5 days. Best wishes! Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2851378/. ...Read more

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Took emergency contraception, what are my chances? What could happen?

Took emergency contraception, what are my chances? What could happen?

Emergency: Contraception reduces incidence of unwanted pregnancies by 89% if taken w/in 72 hours. Incidence of pregnancy is reduced to 95% if taken w/in 24 hrs. ...Read more

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How effective is emergency contraception (plan b) after the first 72 hours?

How effective is emergency contraception (plan b) after the first 72 hours?

Plan B: Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...Read more

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Does the emergency contraception TAKE ACTION work as good as plan B one step?

Does the emergency contraception TAKE ACTION work as good as plan B one step?

Should be: Should be similiar as both contain 1. 5 mg Levonorgestrel per Dose.
REF: http://ec. Princeton. Edu/questions/eceffect. Html ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
2,394 Doctors shared insights

Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more