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Abortion or Morning After Pill

The morning-after pill is an emergency form of contraception. You take it after having unprotected sex to stop pregnancy from occurring. Having an abortion is an option which allows you to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. 

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Everything you need to know about emergency contraception

If you have had unprotected sex or if your contraception has failed, for example, a split condom or a missed pill, you can use emergency contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancy. 

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I had unprotected sex, what should I do?

It’s easy to get caught up in the moment, and sometimes the best intentions can get forgotten amidst the intimacy and heat of a sexual encounter. If you have unprotected sex, don’t panic. There are steps you can take to make sure an unwan...

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Is the morning after pill an abortion pill?

The morning-after pill works by delaying ovulation and making it harder for sperm to enter the uterus. Delaying ovulation reduces the chances of the sperm fertilising the egg. If you are already pregnant, the morning-after pill will not terminate you...

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When is the most fertile time in the menstrual cycle?

A woman is most fertile around the time she ovulates, when an egg is released from the ovaries. If the woman has a regular 28-day menstrual cycle, the ovulation will occur approximately 12-14 days before the start of her next period. A woman is most ...

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How long after unprotected sex is a negative pregnancy test reliable?

For the most accurate results, health professionals advise that you take a pregnancy test one week after your first missed period. Taking a pregnancy test on the first day of your missed period can also be reliable.

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I’ve already taken the morning after pill several times recently, what can I do now?

The effects of long-term use of the morning-after pill is yet to be fully assessed, therefore it is not recommended for regular use as it could be detrimental to your health. If you take the morning-after pill more than twice a month, you should cons...

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What are the early signs of pregnancy - a timeline

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant and you want to know what to expect, or if you’re worried you might be pregnant and want to know how to spot it, we’ve put together a timeline of the early signs of pregnancy, to help you. The t...