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Morning After Pill Articles

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The history of the morning after pill

The morning after pill was an important step forward for women when it launched, giving them a newfound sense of control over their reproductive system. While it’s easily accessible now, the morning after pill has only been available in the UK ...

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The story of the morning after pill

The history of the morning after pill or more appropriately, emergency contraception, has been filled with controversy.   The concerns about the availability of hormonal emergency contraception have stemmed from the belief held by some people th...

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Emergency contraception options

We all know that having unprotected sex is a poor decision to make on several levels!  Not only do you risk becoming pregnant but you also risk becoming infected with a large selection of sexually transmitted diseases, some of which can cause pe...

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Where can I buy the morning after pill?

Contraception is widely available now and free on the NHS but sometimes it is easy to get caught up in the moment and forget to use protection or for protection to fail us. Accidents happen and when it does it is good to know your options and how to ...

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Is Levonelle available over the counter?

Levonelle is a type of emergency contraception known as the morning after pill. Levonelle can be taken after unprotected sex to reduce the chance of pregnancy.  

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Is ellaOne available over the counter?

ellaOne is a type of morning after pill. This means that it is can be used to protect against pregnancy after unprotected sex. However, ellaOne should not be taken regularly and it is recommended that you find a form of regular contraception to use, ...

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Is the morning after pill available over the counter?

The morning after pill is a form of emergency contraception. It is used to help prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. There are two main types of morning after pill: ellaOne and Levonelle. Levonelle can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected se...

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How effective is emergency contraception?

Emergency contraception is used to prevent pregnancy following sexual intercourse and contrary to some beliefs, they do not induce termination. The morning after pill works by preventing or delaying ovulation so there is no egg present to be fer...