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Morning After Pill
Learn More About The Morning After Pill

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The Morning After Pill or Emergency Contraception, is an FDA approved intervention to prevent unwanted pregnancy. The Morning After Pill is not the same as The Abortion Pill. The two are often confused, and are distinguished by several facts. The Morning After Pill is very similar to a high dose birth control pill whereas the Abortion Pill is Mifeprex or RU486. The Morning After Pill does not have any effect on an established pregnancy and only works to prevent a pregnancy.

The Morning After Pill has been in use for several decades and was approved by the FDA in 1997. Typically, The Morning After Pill is available under the brand name Plan B which is only progesterone. High doses of certain birth control pills containing levonorgestrel may also be effective, but should be used with direction from your health care provider who is familiar with The Morning After Pill and its administration. Plan B is now available over the counter at pharmacies to anyone over the age of 18.

The Morning After Pill is now available up to 120 hours after intercourse, although it may NOT be as effective. When administered early and properly, Emergency Contraception is about 85% effective in preventing unwanted pregnancy. The Morning After Pill is given within 72 hours or more of unprotected intercourse, to women who are near mid-cycle (ovulation). The Morning After Pill is most effective when used within 12 to 24 hours after unprotected intercourse or if a condom broke. It is now available up to 120 hours after intercourse, although it may be as effective. When administered early and properly, Emergency Contraception is about 85% effective in preventing unwanted pregnancy.

The Morning After Pill is an excellent intervention-- a second chance-- but proper use of birth control should be considered the first line of defense against pregnancy. See Birth Control Options.

Please explore The Abortion Clinic Directory site or call a provider near you to learn more about The Morning After Pill. 1-888 not-2-late or www.not-2-late.com.

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