Morning After Pill

What is the Morning After Pill?

The Morning After Pill is a type of emergency contraception and is intended to be taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex to prevent fertilization of the egg or implementation of the embryo in the uterus. Also known as Plan B, One Step and Next Choice, the Morning After Pill is sold over the counter.

Before taking the Morning-After Pill, be sure to understand what it is and how it could affect your health and how it works. Make an appointment at Parkville Women’s Clinic to discuss and learn about your options based on your situation.

Morning After Pill vs. RU486

Some people confuse the Morning After Pill with RU486, (which also goes by The Abortion Pill). These two are not one in the same, however. The Morning After Pill can be used after 72 hours of unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy by keeping the egg from implanting itself in the uterus. The Morning After Pill does not work after 72 hours of unprotected sex. RU486, or the abortion pills, can be used within 49 days from the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period to end early pregnancy. Medical abortion uses different chemicals than the Morning After Pill and involves up to 3 visits to the abortion provider.

Other Questions?

Parkville Women’s Clinic can answer your questions and help you decide what to do next. Make an appointment (clickable, directs you to Make An Appointment now to discuss these and other questions that you may have.

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