Plan B – Morning After pill

Emergency contraception (morning after pill, IUD) - NHSThe morning after pill, also known as emergency contraception, is a type of birth control that can be used after unprotected sex or when other forms of birth control fail. It works by preventing or delaying ovulation, fertilization, or implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus.

There are two types of morning after pills available: levonorgestrel and ulipristal acetate. Levonorgestrel is available over the counter without a prescription and must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex and Ulipristal acetate that can be taken up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex.

It is important to note that the morning after pill is not intended to be used as a regular form of birth control and does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It is also less effective than other forms of contraception, such as the birth control pill or an IUD, at preventing pregnancy.

If you have any questions about the morning after pill, please contact us, our pharmacist will assist you and guide you through.

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