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Most people are well versed with birth control pills and emergency contraception; while on the other hand, there are many common questions about EC that still get misconstrued.

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Commonly asked question about emergency contraceptive

What are emergency contraceptives?
  • Emergency contraceptives (EC) are pregnancy prevention tools in case of accidental unprotected intercourse.
There are two types of EC –
  • Intrauterine devices (IUD)- IUDs are copper-T devices that have to be inserted vaginally and can used up to five days after unprotected intercourse.
  • Oral emergency contraceptive pills – morning after pillis to be ingested within 72 hours of unprotected sex.
-What are some of the most trusted morning after pills?
  • One of the most known emergency contraceptive like Plan B pillis well known for its effectiveness. It is a levonorgestrel and progestin containing pill that lowers your chance of getting pregnant by 75%-89% if taken within 3 days of unprotected sex.
How can I take levonorgestrel morning after pill?
  • You can take them normally by swallowing them with water within three days after unprotected intercourse. You can have a pregnancy test to check if the pill worked.
- Where can I get emergency contraceptives?
  • You can buy progestin-only EC without any prescription. Other morning after pills like Plan Bpills which contains variety of hormones like levonorgestrel and progestin need a doctor’s prescription. You can buy Plan b online or otherwise, if you have a prescription.
Can men buy Plan B?
  • Both men and women can buy Plan B onlineor directly from the store shelves without showing an ID but with a prescription.