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Morning After Pill Articles

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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...

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Emergency contraception

So you’ve been to a party, you have met a very good looking guy and you’ve had one drink too many.  One thing leads to another….then you wake up the next morning wondering what on earth you have done!

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The facts about the morning after pill

I don’t think we can ever say that there is an answer to unprotected sex in the sense that if we are to protect against sexually transmitted infections, we should always use a condom during sexual intercourse. This is particularly importan...

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What to do if a condom breaks?

When used as a contraceptive, condoms are 98% effective but when a condom breaks, not only can it ruin the moment, it can cause a whole new world of concern in terms of worry about unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. We are goi...

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The Plan B pill

The plan B pill is an american branded morning after pill. Its UK equivalent is Levonelle. Each brand of pill contains 1500 micrograms of levonorgestrel which is its active ingredient. Whilst it is called the morning after pill it is, ...

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Morning after pill myths

The morning after pill is designed to be used in those moments of panic when the condom has broken or they have been carried away in the moment and have had unrotected sex.  To some extent the morning after pill has been shrouded in mystery and ...

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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.