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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


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How long would levonelle (the morning after pill) delay ovulation?

How long would levonelle (the morning after pill) delay ovulation?

It depends!: The effectiveness of the morning after pill is related to a delay in ovulation produced by the burst of Progesterone that you get from this medication. I would say, in general, that i would not expect it to delay your cycle for more than 1-2 weeks. How long it delays ovulation is similar, but likely depends on whether you took it before, or after you ovulated. Remember to take a pregnancy test! ...Read more

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How safe is it to take the morning after pill?

How safe is it to take the morning after pill?

Pretty Safe: The fda has conducted extensive safety testing before allowing any medication on the market. That means they consider it safe for the general population described within the package insert when prescribed by a physician. For more specific individual concerns for you, please contact your physician. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I get the morning after pill?

Wanted to know where can I get the morning after pill?

Morning after pill: Plan B can now be purchased off the shelf in drug stores - identification is shown at register - must be at least 15 years old. ...Read more

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How effective is taking the morning after pill?

Very: If taken within 72 hours of sex, it decreases risk of pregnancy to below 1%. "off-label", it can be used up to 120 afterwards but will be less effective. ...Read more

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What are the cons of taking the morning after pill?

What are the cons of taking the morning after pill?

Potential side : Effects. Potential side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Can the morning after pill actually work?

Yes: Originally called the yuzpe method, it is very effective. An offshoot of this method which has been around since the 1970s, is the Plan B method, now available over the counter. ...Read more

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Can I take Ella morning after pill twice in one month and can it have an effect on my body?

Can I take Ella morning after pill twice in one month and can it have an effect on my body?

You can: You can take two times in a month but for future it may be advisable to use a different method of contraception like BCP or Condom You can get side effects like spotting,bleeing from the vagina And morning after pill snot 100% effective 89% ...Read more

Dr. Adam Levy
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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