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What are the pros and cons of the morning after pill?

What are the pros and cons of the morning after pill?

The pro is that it : Can prevent pregnancy. The cons are possible 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. ...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


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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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How can I get the morning after pill?

At pharmacy.: No prescription required. www.planbonestep.com provides coupons and name of local pharmacies that carry the med. ...Read more

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How can the morning after pill work?

How can  the morning after pill work?

Like reg. bcps: Just like birth control pills, the morning after pill can stop ovulation from occuring, or can delay ovulation. It also can interfere with the wombs ability to accept a pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can the morning after pill work?

How can  the morning after pill work?

Prevent conception: Emergency contraceptive pills work by keeping the egg from being released by the ovary or by keeping the sperm and egg from getting together. Current evidence says they do not work by keeping a pregnancy from implanting in the uterus. ...Read more

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Does the morning after pill lways work?

Does the morning after pill lways work?

It is not 100%: Nothing is 100%. Plan b one-step ; similar emergency contraceptives can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours of sex. According to planned parenthood when Plan B is taken 48 to 72 hours after intercourse the efficacy is 61%. ...Read more

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Does the morning after pill always work?

Nothing is 100%: Effective. Plan b one-step ; similar emergency contraceptives can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours of sex. According to planned parenthood when Plan B is taken 48 to 72 hours after intercourse the efficacy is 61%. ...Read more

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Can the morning after pill actually work?

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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How can the morning after pill effect women?

How can  the morning after pill effect women?

Cycle irregularity: The morning after pill often causes a small amount of withdrawal bleeding followed by a delay in your cycle. This delay should be expected, but it should also include a pregnancy test about 2-3 weeks after the last episode of unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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How often can the morning after pill be used?

How often can the morning after pill be used?

The morning after: Pill is meant for emergencies, so taking it every so often is fine. I imagine a woman could take it even several times a month, but that will result in increasingly irregular periods, and really interfering with her hormones because of the burst of hormones in that pill. Better to find an effective form of birth control that works for you. Talk to someone at a clinic about what's best for you. ...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