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Plan B Emergency Contraceptive

Feb 10, 2017

We understand and know that accidents do happen. When an accident happens during intercourse, whether your birth control fails or none was available to you — you could get pregnant.

Plan B Emergency Contraceptive (commonly known as Morning After Pill or “EC”) is an FDA-approved method that allows you a second chance at preventing pregnancy when you have had unprotected sex.Plan B Emergency Contraceptive at abortion clinics in Maryland

The Plan B One Step has been FDA approved for use within 72 hours after unprotected sex. However, recent studies have found that emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. For best results, take right away.

How does Plan B Emergency Contraceptive work?

Morning After Pill uses artificial hormones, Levonorgestrel, higher dose of the same hormone used in birth control pills. The hormone changes the body’s signals so that pregnancy is prevented by temporarily stopping the release of an egg from a woman’s ovary, or prevent it from fertilization. It may prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus.

The Morning After Pill is not effective in terminating an existing pregnancy or an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy.

If I take Plan B can still become pregnant?

Yes. Emergency Contraception is not 100% effective and you could become pregnant. The earlier you take it after unprotected sex is best.

Is there a way to know if it worked?

If you start your period, at the expected time or within a week of your expected menstrual period time, Plan B has worked. If you are more than 7 (seven) days late for your next period, you may be pregnant. You’ll need to re-visit Metropolitan Family Planning for a pregnancy test.

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Camp Springs, MD (301) 423-3313

College Park, MD (301) 474-5300

Gaithersburg, MD (301) 921-0077