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How well does emergency contraception work to prevent pregnancy?

How well does emergency contraception work to prevent pregnancy?

Not well: It doesn't work that well, you still have at least 27% chance to get pregnant, that is why it is an emergency contraception, when there is nothing else you can do. So by no means it should be used as regular contraceptive method, there are methods of contraception that are safer and more effective if you use them before not after the occurrence. ...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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What are the other options to prevent pregnancy other than using emergency contraception?

What are the other options to prevent pregnancy other than using emergency contraception?

Birth Control: Wow. That is a first. There are condoms, diaphragms, birth control pills, shots, implants. There are iuds. Dozens of different options that are easy, effective and safe. ...Read more

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How to use emergency contraception pills after 48 hours of intercourse if want to prevent pregnancy. How many to eat and after meal or what?

How to use emergency contraception pills after 48 hours of intercourse if want to prevent pregnancy. How many to  eat and after meal or what?

See below: Plan B should be taken as soon as possible after sex. See the package for instructions and do not worry about food, take it as soon after sex as possible. See this site for more information. http://www.webmd.com/women/guide/plan-b If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Used condom properly. No ejaculation. No birth control. Chance of pregnancy? Should i use emergency contraception? (Within 72 hours)

Used condom properly. No ejaculation. No birth control. Chance of pregnancy? Should i use emergency contraception? (Within 72 hours)

Personal choice: Properly used condoms have less than a 2% failure rate, so additional back up plans are your choice. Proper use means the condom is applied before any intercourse, remained snug during sex, and sex stopped if the condom became loose. ...Read more

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I heard birth control can be used as emergency contraception, so if I missed 3 pills(not in a row),will it act as a "Plan B" and not allow pregnancy?

I heard birth control can be used as emergency contraception, so if I missed 3 pills(not in a row),will it act as a "Plan B" and not allow pregnancy?

Higher dose: The hormones in one birth control pill are not in high enough levels to be used a an emergency contraceptive (EC) Multiple pills must be taken to get an emergency contraceptive effect. Your doctor can advise you on the number of pills needed, depending on the specific birth control pill. Missing a birth control pill increases pregnancy risk, so EC would be needed for each sexual encounter. ...Read more

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Condom rip when having sex took Levora birth control as emergency contraceptive right after sex did I do the right thing to prevent pregnancy ?

Condom rip when having sex took Levora birth control as emergency contraceptive right after sex did I do the right thing to prevent pregnancy ?

Obtain plan B: Although Levora does contain levonorgestrel, the same form of progesterone found in Plan B one step, it does not contain the same dose. There is only 0.15mg in Levora versus 1.5mg in Plan B. I suggest you pick up plan B and as long as your friend takes it within 72 hours of intercourse, it still should be effective. ...Read more

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Does taking an emergency contraception pill frequently affects a women's health & pregnancy? What is the right frequency to take again in emergency?

Does taking an emergency contraception pill frequently affects a women's health & pregnancy? What is the right frequency to take again in emergency?

Emergency contracept: Can cause side effects. It is used to prevent pregnancy. The exact instructions depend on which product you are using however, many (such as plan b) instruct to take the pill within 72 hours of failed contraception. The sooner it is taken after intercourse, the more protection it confers. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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