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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)

Contraception is also known as Birth control. 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 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 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 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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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 does emergency contraception work?

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

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What are the different types of emergency contraception and how do they work?

What are the different types of emergency contraception and how do they work?

Pills and copper IUD: Combination emergency contraceptive pills prevent ovulation, thicken the cervical mucus decreasing sperm movement &may interfere with ovarian release of hormones (lh) needed for pregnancy. Levonorgestrel only pills (progesterone) delay ovulation and LH surge. Ulipristal (upa) inhibits or delays ovulation. None of these affect an existing pregancy after implantation &are not = to medical abortion. ...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 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 do I use emergency contraception? There is a pill here that's used for ecp. 4 pills at once and 4 others after 12 hours. Can i take 8 all at once?

How do I use emergency contraception? There is a pill here that's used for ecp. 4 pills at once and 4 others after 12 hours. Can i take 8 all at once?

Too many side effect: Over the counter bc options or taking high dose regular birth control pills works. Some with more side effects than others. For specifics see www.Not-2-late.Com. Regular ongoing birth control works better. Pills, patches, ring are options, but require regular use. Consider long acting options of iud and implant. They're the most effective and easy! ...Read more

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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