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Can the morning after pill cause birth defects if I get pregnant anyway?

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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

That has not been shown to occur.

In brief: No

That has not been shown to occur.
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Both Plan B and now Ella (ulipristal acetate) do not cause birth defects.
They should be taken within 5 days of unprotected sex to be effective. Plan b is over the counter. Ella (ulipristal acetate) requires a prescription and works slightly better (ask your gyn for it just in case). If your expected period is over one week late than so a pregnancy test.

In brief: No

Both Plan B and now Ella (ulipristal acetate) do not cause birth defects.
They should be taken within 5 days of unprotected sex to be effective. Plan b is over the counter. Ella (ulipristal acetate) requires a prescription and works slightly better (ask your gyn for it just in case). If your expected period is over one week late than so a pregnancy test.
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Dr. Scott Kramer
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