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Morning After Pill

Abortion or morning after pill- what's the difference?

The morning after pill is an emergency form of contraception. You take it after having unprotected sex to stop pregnancy from occuring. 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 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 unwant...

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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. This reduces the chances of an egg being fertilised by a sperm cell. If you are already pregnant, the morning after pill will not terminate your pr...

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When is the most fertile time in the menstrual cycle?

A woman is most fertile around ovulation, when an egg is released from the ovaries. If the woman has a normal 28-day menstrual cycle, the ovulation would occur approximately 12-14 days before the start of her next period. A woman is most likely to ge...

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

For the most accurate results, It is advised that you take a pregnancy test one week after your first missed period, although 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 have not yet been fully assessed, therefore it is not recommended for regular use as it could be dangerous to your health. If you take the morning after pill more than twice a month, you should c...

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Can you take the morning after pill twice in one week

It is possible to take the morning after pill twice in one week, but it is not recommended for regular use. The morning after pill contains a very high dose of hormones. If taken occasionally, the hormones should not be in your body long enough to ca...

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