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When is it to late to take an emergency contraceptive?
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Dr. Stephen Sondike
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
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In brief: 120 hours
They are most effective the sooner you take them; they are very good up to 72 hours.
They still have some effectiveness up to 120 hours, and won't do any harm, so it's still worth a shot.

In brief: 120 hours
They are most effective the sooner you take them; they are very good up to 72 hours.
They still have some effectiveness up to 120 hours, and won't do any harm, so it's still worth a shot.
Dr. Stephen Sondike
Dr. Stephen Sondike
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: After 5 days
The "morning after pil" works if started up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex.
The sooner it is taken the more effictive it is. When started in the first 3 days (72 hours) it is about 90% effective. After 3 days, it still may work - but the failure rate is higher.

In brief: After 5 days
The "morning after pil" works if started up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex.
The sooner it is taken the more effictive it is. When started in the first 3 days (72 hours) it is about 90% effective. After 3 days, it still may work - but the failure rate is higher.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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