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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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Does Aftera morning after pill works during ovulation?

Does Aftera morning after pill works during ovulation?

Yes: Plan B can work in one of three ways depending on where you are in your cycle. It can prevent or delay ovulation, can interfere with the fertilization of the egg or may prevent implantation by altering the lining of the uterus. If you take Plan B One-Step within 24 hours, it is about 95% effective. ...Read more

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Taking "morning after" pill cause delay in period in 2nd month after pill is taken? Normal period 20th, after pill period 12th, nxt period delayed

Taking "morning after" pill cause delay in period in 2nd month after pill is taken?
Normal period 20th, after pill period 12th, nxt period delayed

Yes may cause: After all ' morning after pill' is an hormonal manipulation , it can delay regular period , couple of cycles later will be normal, remember they are not "tic-tack" candy to take on regular basis, see your gyn doctor for birth control measure and to preserve your long time health. ...Read more

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Took the day after pill 3 weeks ago, got my period. I'm on birth control pill. Should i take the morning after pill again?

Took the day after pill 3 weeks ago, got my period. I'm on birth control pill. Should i take the morning after pill again?

Oral contraception &: Emergency contraception. If you are consistently (every day) taking your oral contraceptives and have been on them for at least a month then protection level is already high. If you have been taking oral contraceptives for less than a month or inconsistently then you have incomplete protection. ...Read more

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Why would period only last 1 day 4 weeks after unprotected sex took morning after pill within 48hrs?

Why would period only last 1 day 4 weeks after unprotected sex took morning after pill within 48hrs?

Misinformed?: Emergency contraception only works 50% of the time. If you are worried you need to do a pregnancy test. But, remember that emergency contraception also wreaks havoc on the menstrual cycle for two months. ...Read more

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Do the morning after pill Aftera work 43 hrs after sex?

Do the morning after pill Aftera work 43 hrs after sex?

Aftera - yes: It is recommended that it be used within 72 hours (3 days of unprotected sex).

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/fda/fdaDrugXsl.cfm?setid=98f46182-3656-4381-8e2a-88f7fb48c0de&type=display ...Read more

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Missed bc pill lastnight. Following morning (today) bf ejaculated in me, later tonight im taking morning after pill + todays dose of bc. Is that okay?

Missed bc pill lastnight. Following morning (today) bf ejaculated in me, later tonight im taking morning after pill + todays dose of bc. Is that okay?

Yes : Normally one doubles up the following day after missing a pill. Remember to always take the pill as soon as you remember. You don't need to wait until your usual time. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex while ovulating and took the morning after pill 3 days later. Is there a chance the morning after pill isn't effective?

I had unprotected sex while ovulating and took the morning after pill 3 days later. Is there a chance the morning after pill isn't effective?

Not 100% effective: Emergency contraceptive such as Plan B One-Step are 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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I finished Amoxicillin/Clavulanate 875mg/125mg sunday morning and monday morning i took levonelle step one emergency pill. Does the pill work?

I finished Amoxicillin/Clavulanate 875mg/125mg sunday morning and monday morning i took levonelle step one emergency pill. Does the pill work?

Probably: Emergency contraceptives are not 100% effective even without being on antibiotics, and it is thought that antibiotics may decrease their effectiveness even further. However, it is not know how significant that decrease is. I would suggest you check a pregnancy test in a couple weeks regardless. And if you are taking antibiotics, use a condom or diaphragm for protection instead of hormonal pills ...Read more

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I took a morning after pill 2 days after intercourse, my period is 2-3 days late? Is this common after taking the morning after pill.

Morning after pill: the morning after pill can cause alterations in your cycle. Unfortunately, it is not 100 percent effective even if you took it properly. I would recommend a pregnancy test and follow up with your gyn. ...Read more

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Sex 2days after finishing period taken morning after pill then had period 5 days after taking it but 5wks later no period?

Sex 2days after finishing period taken morning after pill then had period 5 days after taking it but 5wks later no period?

Please wait: This should not be a pregnancy as you already had a period after sex. There are so many causes that can cause irregular periods like, stress, lack of enough iron in the body, inadequate nutrition. Hormonal contraceptives are known to cause irregular periods as well. Please wait a week or so and if you still uncomfortable, then run a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Started birth control week before period was supposed start. Unprotected sex on 5th day after starting birth control. need morning after pill?

Started birth control week before period was supposed start. Unprotected sex on 5th day after starting birth control. need morning after pill?

BCP: They are generally effective for sure after you have completed one pack and are probably effective after you have been on it 1-2 weeks. You should take the pills at the same time everyday, usually in the morning but that does't matter. The reason to do this is to prevent breakthrough bleeding. So, yes do the morning after pill if you do not want the possibility of pregnancy. ...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