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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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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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


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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?

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?

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?

Plan B: It is available as an over the counter pill. Read and follow the instructions as it is best given within 24 hours of unprotected intercourse. ...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?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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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