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Emergency Contraception

Can Men Buy the Morning After Pill?

There are no laws preventing men buying the morning after pill. Men can theoretically buy Plan B over the counter, just as women can, as this medication doesn’t need a prescription. However, some pharmacies will not sell the morning after pill to men. These pharmacies may believe…

What’s the difference between Plan B and Ella?

Plan B and Ella are emergency contraceptive pills which prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex, but there are some key differences between them. Understanding their differences can help you decide which of the two emergency contraceptive pills available in the United States will work best for you. They Contain Different Active…

Is There a Generic Version of Plan B?

Yes, the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step comes in several generic forms. You can buy Plan B or any of its generics without a prescription. This type of emergency contraceptive is one of only two FDA-approved medications designed to prevent pregnancy after having unprotected sex. How It Works Plan B and…

How Will the Morning-After Pill Affect My Menstrual Cycle?

The morning-after pill might cause you to have an irregular period the month after taking it. The effects, however, are mild and should return to normal by your next cycle. Why It Affects Your Period Morning-after pills such as Plan B and Ella help prevent you from getting pregnant after having unprotected…

Is the Morning-After Pill Safe?

Yes, the morning-after pill is a safe and effective emergency contraceptive to take if you’ve had unprotected sex or your birth control method failed. There are two types of FDA-approved morning-after pills: Ella and Plan B. How Does the Morning-After Pill Work? Both types of pills prevent…

What Are the Different Types of Morning-After Pills?

There are two FDA-approved types of morning-after pill emergency contraceptives: Ella and Plan B One-Step. Several generic versions of Plan B One-Step also exist, including My Way, Next Choice One Dose, Take Action, AfterPill, and more. How Do They Work? Both types of emergency contraceptives prevent the…

Is Bleeding After Taking the Morning-After Pill Normal?

Experiencing light bleeding, often called spotting, after taking the morning-after pill is pretty normal. It’s one of a few mild side effects of emergency contraception that go away on their own. Why It Can Cause Bleeding Women take morning-after pills such as Ella and Plan B to reduce their chances…

Are There Any Long-Term Side Effects From the Morning-After Pill?

No, there are no known long-term side effects associated with taking the morning-after pill. There are, however, mild side effects that usually go away quickly. How Does the Morning-After Pill Work? The morning-after pill is a type of emergency contraceptive you can take after having unprotected sex to reduce your…

Can You Still Get Pregnant After Taking the Morning After Pill?

It is possible to get pregnant after taking emergency contraception. Though the morning after pill decreases the likelihood of getting pregnant, it’s not always effective. How Effective Is the Morning After Pill? The morning after pill is about 95% effective when taken within 24 hours of having unprotected sex or…

How Long Does the Morning After Pill Work?

Plan B One-Step is effective for up to three days after having sex, and Ella provides emergency contraception up to five days after sex. It’s best to take the morning after pill as soon as possible after unprotected sex for the greatest chance of preventing pregnancy. How Does the Morning…

Does the Morning After Pill Delay Your Period?

The morning after pill may cause your period to come sooner or later than expected. It can delay your period by as much as a week. How Does the Morning After Pill Effect My Period? Studies have shown that the morning after pill may cause your period to…

What’s the Difference Between the Morning After Pill and Birth Control Pills?

The morning after pill is a single pill designed to prevent pregnancy after you have unprotected sex or a birth control mishap, while birth control pills are taken daily to prevent unplanned pregnancies. The morning after pill should not be used as a form of birth control. How Does the Morning After…

What Is the Morning After Pill?

The morning after pill is a form of emergency contraception that can help prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. The morning after pill is not an abortion pill and will not end a pregnancy. Nurx™ offers both Plan B One-Step and Ella for emergency contraception. How Does the Morning After Pill…

How Much Does Emergency Contraception (The Morning After Pill) Cost?

The morning after pill typically costs between $30 and $50. If you have health insurance, this may cover some of the cost. Where Can I Get Emergency Contraception? There are two primary types of morning after pills. Pills like Plan B One-Step use levonorgestrel to stop ovulation.

Is there a weight limit for using Plan B?

There is some evidence that Plan B is less effective in people who weigh more than 175 pounds, and that another emergency contraceptive called Ella (which is prescription-only) may be more effective in heavier women, There is also evidence that Ella becomes less effective in people with…

What’s the Difference Between the Morning After Pill and the Abortion Pill?

The morning after pill is used after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy from occurring, while the abortion pill is used to terminate a pregnancy that has already happened. Unfortunately, the two get confused as many people are unaware of how emergency contraception works. The Morning After Pill The morning after…

Where Can I Buy the Morning After Pill?

You can buy the morning after pill at many local pharmacies and also online at Nurx. The morning after pill is one-time contraception that is not used as a replacement for typical birth control methods. You will get one pill per prescription and will need to order…

How Can I Tell if the Morning After Pill Worked?

The only way to know if the morning after pill has been effective at preventing pregnancy is if your next period arrives when it should. The morning after pill works by delaying ovulation so that you don’t release an egg for remaining sperm in your system to fertilize. Since…

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