Emergency Contraception

FAQ - Emergency Contraception

What is the morning after pill? How does it work?

The morning after pill, clinically referred to as the Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP), contains a hormone called “progestin” which is prescribed under the brand name Plan B. Plan B acts either by delaying the release of an egg from the ovary and/or by altering the lining of the uterus so if an egg is fertilized by a sperm, the fertilized egg may not attach (implant) and develop into a pregnancy. Plan B does not terminate an established pregnancy. It can be effective for 3 to 5 days after unprotected intercourse.

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