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How does emergency contraception pills work?

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  1. GirlSmarts on May 01, 2020 Reply

    Emergency contraceptive (such as Plan B or others), are pills that you take by mouth. The pills contain hormones (often the same hormones that are in birth control pills) that help block a pregnancy. The medicine works by temporarily delaying the ovary from releasing an egg (ovulation). ( https://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/plan-b) The timing of taking the medicine is very important. The sooner an emergency contraceptive medicine can be taken, the better it will work at preventing pregnancy. It works best if taken within 72 hours (three days) after a person had unprotected sex. If a person is already pregnant, the emergency contraception will not be effective.

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