If you haven't missed your period yet...and it is within 72 hours of having sex, you may be thinking of taking the morning after pill or MAP.
Before taking the pill, it is important to first take a pregnancy test.
The "morning after pill" will not work on an existing pregnancy.
It only works within 72 hours of sexual intercourse. Another dosage must follow in 12 hours.
The morning after pill releases progestin and estrogen that stops ovulation, fertilization, or implantation of an embryo.
Doctors suggest visitation after 3 weeks of using the pills to ensure the patient's health.
Emergency contraception has a 25% rate of failure.
It is important to talk with a physician so he can explain the health risks and how the morning after pill effects what is happening inside you.
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Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing, or have vascular disease.