What is it?

The “morning after pill”, also known as Plan B®, is a large dose of oral contraceptive. It is single tablet taken within 72 hours of intercourse. It is NOT the same as the “abortion pill”.

How does it work?

Plan B is meant to act as an emergency contraceptive principally by preventing ovulation or fertilization. In addition, it may inhibit implantation. It is not effective once the process of implantation has begun.

  • Emergency contraception is not effective if a woman is already pregnant.
  • Plan B does not protect against sexually transmitted infections.
  • The most common side effects in the Plan B clinical trial were nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, and menstrual changes.
  • The manufacturer warns that Plan B is not recommended for routine use as a contraceptive.
  • Plan B will not end an ectopic pregnancy. If you have severe abdominal pain 3-5 weeks after using Plan B, seek immediate medical care.

If you were pregnant prior to taking Plan B or you took it too late after intercourse, you may be pregnant. Real Options can provide a free pregnancy test and options assessment.

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