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What Morning After Pill Should I Use if I Am Over 165 Lbs?

Ella is the best emergency contraceptive choice for women weighing more than 165 lb. It is effective for women weighing up to 195 lb. but may be less effective for women weighing more than this. Plan B, another common emergency contraceptive, is also thought to become less effective for women once they reach 165 lb. Some studies suggest Plan B is not effective for women weighing 165 lb or more. Scientific research suggests both types of emergency contraceptive may become less effective for women with higher BMIs as they don’t contain enough hormone to prevent pregnancy for larger women.

Making Emergency Contraceptives Work Better For You

If you’re concerned about how well emergency contraceptive pills will work for you, remember you can boost their effectiveness by taking them as soon after sex without contraceptives as possible, ideally within 24 hours. One of the reasons women don’t take emergency contraceptives early is that they can be difficult to source as they aren’t always in stock.

Ordering from Nurx takes the hassle out of obtaining emergency contraceptives, like Ella and Plan B. You can order online and have these contraceptives delivered to your door. In most cases, we process emergency contraceptives the day you order them to minimize delays. You could also order these products before you need them. When you have a supply at home, you can take them straight away.

You might also consider a copper IUD. This contraceptive device, suitable for women of all sizes, can prevent pregnancies now and in future.

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