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Is it safe to combine the morning after pill with birth control?

Is it safe to combine the morning after pill with birth control?

Ok but why?: Usually the morning after pill is used when a women has not been on the birth control pill. If the bc pill was not taken correctly - on time every day- then, if one is concerned you could take the morning after pill followed by a restart of your daily bc pill. ...Read more

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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Can the morning after pill conflict with birth control pills?

Can the morning after pill conflict with birth control pills?

Morning after pill: Not really. The bcp controls your hormones, estrogen, and progestone. The morning after pill cause your body to have your uterus to prevent implantation. ...Read more

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When after taking the morning after pill can I start birth control?

When after taking the morning after pill can I start birth control?

Birth control: In the old days b/c was started after your perod. But now you can start anytime. Consult with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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To cover myself, should I take the morning after pill? I'm on birth control and just took morning after pill 3 weeks ago?

To cover myself, should I take the morning after pill? I'm on birth control and just took morning after pill 3 weeks ago?

To cover yourself?: If you're not taking your birth control pill consistently, you would not be protected from pregnancy. In that case you might need plan b. Taking your oral contraceptive pills as prescribed will cover you sufficiently, if you're willing to do that. ...Read more

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Stopped birth control, had unprotected sex, took the morning after pill right away, started birth control again, had sex two weeks later, am I safe?

Stopped birth control, had unprotected sex, took the morning after pill right away, started birth control again, had sex two weeks later, am I safe?

Likely: It is likely that you did not get pregnant. However, if you miss your period by more than 5-7 days, do a home pregnancy test and if it negative redo the test in 3-4 days unless you get your period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. 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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Can you still take Plan B (morning after pill) while on the birth control pill?

Can you still take Plan B (morning after pill) while on the birth control pill?

Yes: Yes, that is ok. Plan b is basically just a higher dose of birth control, but it is ok to take it if you are still taking regular birth control. ...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. 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