Morning After Pill Information

Plan B One-Step (Morning-After Pill) is marketed as emergency contraceptive that can be taken within the first 72 hours after intercourse to prevent pregnancy. The Morning-After Pill is a single pill containing a high dosage of a progesterone hormone, and when used as directed, it prevents or ends pregnancy. It works primarily by preventing the egg and sperm from meeting.  It may also prevent a newly formed life from implanting in the uterus and continuing to develop.  This ends the life; however, it won’t disrupt an implanted pregnancy.

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Possible side effects include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache and irregular periods. Cramping and abdominal pain may also result from the use of Plan B.  Women experiencing severe abdominal pain after taking the drug may have a ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, and should seek immediate medical help.

IT WOULDN’T BE LIKE I WAS GETTING AN ABORTION, RIGHT?

That’s a possibility. Sperm can reach the fallopian tubes just minutes after intercourse. If an egg has already been released, conception could occur. If the Morning-After Pill is taken after the egg is fertilized, the human embryo may not be able to implant due to the effects of the hormones, which alter the lining of the uterine wall. If that’s the case, the Morning-After Pill would cause a very early abortion.

WE DO NOT PROVIDE OR REFER FOR THE MORNING AFTER PILL.