Commonly asked question about emergency contraceptive

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Most people are well versed with birth control pills and emergency contraception; while on the other hand, there are many common questions about EC that still get misconstrued.
  • Commonly asked question about emergency contraceptive
  • What are emergency contraceptives? Emergency contraceptives (EC) are pregnancy prevention tools in case of accidental unprotected intercourse.
  • There are two types of EC – Intrauterine devices (IUD)- IUDs are copper-T devices that have to be inserted vaginally and can used up to five days after unprotected intercourse. Oral emergency contraceptive pills – morning after pill is to be ingested within 72 hours of unprotected sex.
  • -What are some of the most trusted morning after pills? One of the most known emergency contraceptive like Plan B pill is well known for its effectiveness. It is a levonorgestrel and progestin containing pill that lowers your chance of getting pregnant by 75%-89% if taken within 3 days of unprotected sex.
  • How can I take levonorgestrel morning after pill? You can take them normally by swallowing them with water within three days after unprotected intercourse. You can have a pregnancy test to check if the pill worked.
  • - Where can I get emergency contraceptives? You can buy progestin-only EC without any prescription. Other morning after pills like Plan B pills which contains variety of hormones like levonorgestrel and progestin need a doctor’s prescription. You can buy Plan b online or otherwise, if you have a prescription.
  • Can men buy Plan B? Both men and women can buy Plan B online or directly from the store shelves without showing an ID but with a prescription.
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