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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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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?

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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What type of emergency contraception is there?

What type of emergency contraception is there?

Plan B: It is available as an over the counter pill. Read and follow the instructions as it is best given within 24 hours of unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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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 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

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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: Take Action is one type of plan B pill. If you are sexually active and do not wish to be pregnant, you should be on contraceptive regularly. may be birth control pills, IUD, or implanted contraceptive. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How well does emergency contraception work to prevent pregnancy?

How well does emergency contraception work to prevent pregnancy?

Not well: It doesn't work that well, you still have at least 27% chance to get pregnant, that is why it is an emergency contraception, when there is nothing else you can do. So by no means it should be used as regular contraceptive method, there are methods of contraception that are safer and more effective if you use them before not after the occurrence. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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