How does the progesterone only emergency contraceptive pill abort you?

It does not. Emergency contraceptive pills work by preventing or delaying ovulation (release of the egg from the ovary). It is unlikely to cause abortion or miscarriage if you are already pregnant at the time.

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How does the progesterone only emergency contraceptive pill actually work?

Acts on endometrium. It s doing 2 things: thickens the cervical mucus preventing sperm from crossing through cervix and thinns out the endometrium preventing fertilized egg implantantion in the endometrium. Read more...

Does emergency contraceptive pill works after surgical abortion if taken 20 days after abortion?

No. The emergency contraceptive only works if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. You should not need it if you had a surgical abortion unless you have conceived again in which case it will work if taken within 72 hours but you really need to start a much more reliable method of contraception. Sex should not be an emergency every time. Read more...

I had abortion and it's been 7 days. Can I still take an Emergency Contraceptive pill after having an unprotected sex? I am totally confused please

Sounds confusing. A woman willingly having unprotected sex 7 days after losing her baby fetus via an abortion sounds confused. She can check with her Dr. about how long to wait after an abortion before having sex. Asking about EC pills suggests she doesn't want to get pregnant, but then why have sex so soon after aborting, and why have unprotected sex? The safest thing may be to stop sex, until the Dr. says ok. Read more...

Can I have emergency contraceptive pill if I'm breastfeeding my 3 and a half month baby?

Usually. It is recommended that you don't breast feed with ELLA. Most are not considered to negatively impact quality of breast milk if used once. Here is a good reference: http://ec.princeton.edu/questions/ecfeeding.html. Read more...

I took an emergency contraceptive pill today, because my boyfriend came inside of me last night, is pregnancy still a possibility?

Yes. Hopefully the emergency contraceptive will work, but no treatment is 100% effective. Time will tell. I expect that from now on, you and your boyfriend will take precautions before engaging in sexual intercourse. Read more...

What are the side effects of taking an emergency contraceptive pill?

Potential SE's. Potential side effects of emergency contraception pills can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow; 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 doctor if you miss your period or develop significant lower abdominal pain. Read more...