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I had a mirena iud implanted on Monday Oct 23rd on the 8th day of my cycle. My barrier method of contraception (condom) broke during sexual intercourse Tuesday Oct 24th and I am very concerned. Will I need to take emergency contraception? Or will the m

I had a mirena iud implanted on Monday Oct 23rd on the 8th day of my cycle.  My barrier method of contraception (condom) broke during sexual intercourse Tuesday Oct 24th and I am very concerned.  Will I need to take emergency contraception?  Or will the m

No: An IUD works as emergency contraception, if a woman gets an IUD after having sex. If she already had an IUD before sex, then that is very good contraception, so no back-up method is needed to prevent pregnancy. If she keeps worrying about pregnancy, she can do a home urine pregnancy test. Tests are inexpensive, very accurate, and sold in stores everywhere. Adding condoms helps prevent infections. ...Read more

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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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I used the yuzpe regimen last monday.. I had another accident yesterday, is it safe for me to use it again? I'm worried

I used the yuzpe regimen last monday.. I had another accident yesterday, is it safe for me to use it again? I'm worried

Yuzpe regimen: It depends which pills you used in the yuzpe regime. This prevention program is not guaranteed you know. There is a who program that says Progesterone only tablets without the estrogen is more effective and a study has shown that single dose of 100 mg of Mifepristone is more effective. You really need to discuss with your gynecologist for best advice. ...Read more

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I had an intermenstrual bleeding a week after taking emergency contraception (yuzpe regimen). Where am i standing now in my mens cycle?

I had an intermenstrual bleeding a week after taking emergency contraception (yuzpe regimen). Where am i standing now in my mens cycle?

Impossible to answer: Since you took extra hormones instead of being on birth control it may take one or two cycles to fully get back to normal. Please remember that you will have difficulty knowing when you are fertile now for a time and must protect against unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does emergency contraception exist?

Yes: It is most useful and effective the sooner it is taken to unprotected intercourse. ...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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How effective is emergency contraception to use?

How effective is emergency contraception to use?

Very effective: Emergency contraception (ec) can be very effective if used properly. Ec can consist of a pill or pills or insertion of a copper iud. Depending on the regimen, the ec must be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex and no more than 5 days later. Due to variations in timing and use, studies have shown the effectiveness of pill regimens to range from 50-90%. Failure rate for the iud is <1%. ...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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Is emergency contraception harmful for my body?

Is emergency contraception harmful for my body?

No: These are hormonal agents that can lower your chances of getting pregnant. They have side effects like nausea, vomiting etc, however they are short lived. These agents are available for use if you had unprotected sex and are concerned about pregnancy and are not designed for routine use to prevent pregnancy. ...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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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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