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When should you take the emergency contraceptive  or morning after pill?

Within 72 hours. Emergency contraception or the "morning after pill" should be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. Read more...
Within 72 hours. Plan B, which is over-the-counter, should be taken ASAP, but within 72 hours. It will be more effective the sooner you take it, so you should not delay taking the medication based on this time frame (don’t wait until the end of the 72 hours - it’s less effective then than earlier). If you missed the 72-hour time window, the prescription pill Ella may be an option. Read more...

What are some advantages of the emergency contraceptive or morning after pill?

Many advantages. Emergency contraception is a highly effective method to prevent unintended pregnancies. It can be used up to 5 days after an episode of unprotected intercourse i.e., contraceptive failure, sexual assault, exposure to a drug that can cause birth defects. Planb is acessible over-the-counter for women age 18 and older. Read more...
The major advantage. is that it can be used after -the-fact if there is an episode of failed birth control. Read more...

What is the emergency contraceptive? Is it the same as a morning after pill?

Yes. Emergency contraception is available as a 'morning after' pill. There are other forms as well. The morning after pill is available at your local pharmacy and is quite effective if taken in the first 48 hours after unprotected intercourse. Read more...
Same- same. An emergency contraceptive is taken to prevent ovulation / pregnancy when another form of contraception has failed.
The two terms are used interchangabley. Read more...

If the emergency contraceptive or morning after pill doesn't prevent pregnancy?

See your doctor. Emergency contraception is an option to prevent unintended pregnancy. It is available through a pharmacy, and doesn't require a prescription if you are over 18 years old. If you take this medication and a pregnancy is not prevented, you should see your healthcare provider. Ec doesn't harm a developing pregnancy, but you will want to discuss all of your options for the pregnancy. Read more...