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How long after sex does emergency contraception work?

How long after sex does emergency contraception work?

72 hours: Plan b - the emergency contraception pill - is indicated to use up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. The earlier you take it the better your chances of preventing pregnancy. I often recommend patients to keep it on hand so they can take it as early as possible after exposure. ...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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How does emergency contraception work?

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

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Can emergency contraception work for me?

Can emergency contraception work for me?

Depends how soon: Depends when you take it. The sooner after unprotected sex the better it works. Varies from around 95% effective if taken right away to about 85% if taken 3-5 days later. Consider a copper iud if you're looking for something more effective. ...Read more

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Does the emergency contraception TAKE ACTION work as good as plan B one step?

Does the emergency contraception TAKE ACTION work as good as plan B one step?

Should be: Should be similiar as both contain 1. 5 mg Levonorgestrel per Dose.
REF: http://ec. Princeton. Edu/questions/eceffect. Html ...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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I took an expired emergency contraception, I didn't notice it was expired, does it still work?

I took an expired emergency contraception, I didn't notice it was expired, does it still work?

Depends: On how long is it since it expired. If within some months, hopefully, still ok. No data available to determine with certainty. Do a pregnancy test 7 days after the intercourse in question, if negative, repeat pregnancy test in another 7 days. Best to use consistent contraception if you want to avoid pregnancy. ...Read more

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How well does emergency contraception work to prevent pregnancy?

How well does emergency contraception work to prevent pregnancy?

89 %: Plan b or emergency hormonal contraception is almost 90% effective if it is used within 72 hours of intercourse, and there has only been one ejaculation in that time frame. ...Read more

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As an overweight woman, what should I do for emergency contraception? Plan B doesn't work for 176lb+; Ella (ulipristal acetate) needs a prescription. Tinyurl. Com/k49gtjj

IUD: If you are within 7 days of unprotected intercourse, see your GYN for an Intrauterine contraceptive device. Using an effective contracetive to prevent unplanned pregnancies is always a better choice. ...Read more

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Will Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) work immediately if taken during withdrawal bleeding from emergency contraception?

Will Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) work immediately if taken during withdrawal bleeding from emergency contraception?

The use of an: Emergency contraceptive pill will not impact effectiveness of Depo Provera. However, I am not sure that I exactly understand what you are asking. ...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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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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What type of emergency contraception is there?

What type of emergency contraception is there?

Some ECP options: Include Ella, Aftera, After pills, Athenitia Next, EContra Ez, Fallback Solo, My Way, Next Choice One Dose, Opcicon One- Step, Option 2, Take Action & Plan B One-Step. Additionally, a number of combined progestin/ estrogen pills can be used in higher doses as emergency contraception. ...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 (ulipristal acetate) 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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Can sprintec be used as a emergency contraception?

Can sprintec be used as a emergency contraception?

Yes but: Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. It is available at the pharmacy. It works better and has less side effects that the Yuzpe method of emergency contraception. In this method 5 pills are taken of combined oral contraceptives like Sprintec. Nausea is a common side effect. ...Read more

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What to do about emergency contraception side effects!?

What to do about emergency contraception side effects!?

Which ones?: 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. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. Can hydrate, use NSAID's for pain or use ginger for nausea. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from emergency contraception?

What are the side effects from emergency contraception?

Side effects.: Potential se’s w emergency contraception: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period or spotting instead of period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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Does emergency contraception have negative side effects?

Yes: It may cause nausea, bleeding and cramping. It also may not work. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the aftereffects of taking emergency contraception pills?

Nausea, late period: You may expect some nausea and a change in your menstrual cycle. Your period may not come when you expect it. If it is more than 2 wks late, you should do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I took emergency contraception, what are my chances of still being preg?

I took emergency contraception, what are my chances of still being preg?

Depends how soon: Depends when you took it. The sooner after unprotected sex the better it works. Varies from around 95% effective if taken right away to about 85% if taken 3-5 days later. Consider a copper iud if you're looking for something more effective. ...Read more

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Is it possible that emergency contraception failed because of amitryptiline?

ECP Failure: Amitryptiline was not on a list of medications that can interfere with effectiveness of Plan B (which is the most commonly used emergency contraceptive pill). See: REF: http://chealth. Canoe. Com/drug/getdrug/plan-b ...Read more

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Can I use desogestrel / cerzette in a large dose for emergency contraception?

Can I use desogestrel / cerzette in a large dose for emergency contraception?

Not a good idea: Studies have shown that there is a small increase in the risk of getting blood clots in the veins of the legs or lungs of women using pills containing desogestrel compared to pills with other types of progestins. The risk remains small and is less than the risk of blood clots during pregnancy. But, it would be better to stick with a product made especially for that use such as Plan B or ella (ulipristal acetate). ...Read more

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I have bleeding after emergency contraception need help, should I be concerned?

I have bleeding after emergency contraception need help, should I be concerned?

Side Effect.: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late. If not hemorrhaging is likely ok. ...Read more

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Could jolivette be used as emergency contraception? If so what would the dosage be?

Could jolivette be used as emergency contraception? If so what would the dosage be?

Jolivette: (norethindrone) is not one of the oral contraceptives that is listed for use as an emergency contraceptive. ...Read more

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I am 16 and I might need emergency contraception, can someone could you help me please?

I am 16 and I might need emergency contraception, can someone could you help me please?

If you have had: Vaginal intercourse with failure of protection, you can currently purchase Plan B without a prescription at you age. However, please don't use it as regular contraception. ...Read more

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If I take emergency contraception more than once a month. What happens? Any side effects?

If I take emergency contraception more than once a month. What happens? Any side effects?

Regular bc is better: Don't worry, but regular bc better. You should consider long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc)--2 types of iuds and a small rod placed under the skin. All very effective (the most effective methods--as effective as sterilization), and last 5 or 10 years (iuds) or 3 years (implant). Low rates of side effects, and the hormone iud has low levels of hormones and benefits of lighter periods. ...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. Ronald Krauser
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more