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I once took the morning after pill and still got pregnant. I ended up having a tubal pregnancy. Could the pill have caused it?
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David Escobar
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In brief: No
The morning-after pill would not cause an ectopic pregnancy.
In fact, because the morning-after pill is a form of birth control, it ultimately reduces the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy because it prevents any pregnancy. However, no form of birth control is 100% effective, so it's still possible to become pregnant or have an ectopic pregnancy even with the morning-after pill.

In brief: No
The morning-after pill would not cause an ectopic pregnancy.
In fact, because the morning-after pill is a form of birth control, it ultimately reduces the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy because it prevents any pregnancy. However, no form of birth control is 100% effective, so it's still possible to become pregnant or have an ectopic pregnancy even with the morning-after pill.
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