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What is emergency contraception?

Emergency contraception is a method of birth control used to help prevent a pregnancy after unprotected sex, or if a birth control method is used incorrectly or fails (e.g if you missed pills or the condom broke or slipped off). The most commonly

What is Morning After Pill?

Morning After Pill is an emergency contraceptive. It is a single pill containing a hormone called levonorgestrel. When a couple has sex without using any method of birth control, it is possible to become pregnant. Morning After Pill helps prevent a

How does the Morning After Pill prevent a pregnancy?

The hormone in the Morning After Pill delays the release of an egg (ovulation), so sperm cannot find the egg to fertilize it. When fertilization is avoided, a pregnancy is prevented. No egg. No fertilization. No pregnancy. If the egg was released

How effective is Morning After Pill?

If taken as directed, Morning After Pill can significantly decrease the chance that you will get pregnant. About 7 of every 8 women who would have gotten pregnant will not become pregnant.

Will taking Morning After Pill affect my ability to get pregnant later?

No. It will not. If you currently have periods every month, taking Morning After Pill will not affect your ability to get pregnant later. When you start your next cycle, you will ovulate again and that will bring a new opportunity to get pregnant. If

Is there a weight limit for using Morning After Pill?

There is no weight limit for Morning After Pill. When you take it is the most important factor; the sooner you take it after unprotected sex, the more effective it will be.

I heard that the morning after pill does not work as well in overweight people. Is there any truth to this?

Research shows that Morning After Pill may not work as well if you weigh over 165 lbs or have a body mass index (BMI) of >30. The most important factor is when you take it; the sooner you take it after unprotected sex, the more effective it will be.

Can I continue to use my regular birth control after taking Morning After Pill?

Yes you can. It is safe to do so.

Is Morning After Pill the same as the abortion pill?

No. Morning After Pill helps prevent a pregnancy from starting. It is not the same as the abortion pill so it will not terminate or harm an existing pregnancy.

What is the shelf life of Morning After Pill?

The shelf life is 24 months. The month and year of expiration is printed on the bottom of the carton and imprinted on the blister foil containing the tablet in the form MM/YYYY.