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How long does the morning after pill protect you for? Levonorgestrel-based emergency contraception like Plan B is most effective when you can take it within 72 hours after having unprotected sex, while ulipristal acetate (Ella) has the same efficacy for five days after you have unprotected sex, after which point its potency drops and it is not recommended. Is Unwanted 72 effective? The effectiveness rate varied from 87% to 90% for the 72 -hour group and from 72 % to 87% for the 72 - to 10-hour group. Emergency contraceptive pills have a favorable success rate after 72 hours, with a pregnancy rate that is significantly lower than would be expected if no contraceptive were administered. How long does it take to have an empty stomach? 4 to 5 hours Is it bad to take Plan B multiple times? You can't take emergency contraception "too many " times "Every formula of the morning-after pill advises you to take it only once every cycle, but really, you can safely take it anytime you have unprotected intercourse. Of course, if you take it more than once, your risks of side effects increase." Can you still be pregnant after taking the morning after pill? Morning - after pills prevents pregnancy by delaying ovulation, so if ovulation has already occurred, your EC can 't stop you from getting pregnant. The only exception to this rule is the ParaGard IUD. "It's the best emergency contraception we have. Does Planned Parenthood do pelvic exams? Some doctors still require pelvic exams in order to prescribe birth control. In most cases, Planned Parenthood does not. And some do pelvic exams to test for sexually transmitted infections. It's a good idea to have a gyn visit with your health care provider before you need a Pap test or birth control. Do I need birth control at 44? Answer: Many women wonder if they need birth control once they are in their 40s. Contraceptives that use hormones, such as birth control pills, are safe and effective for women of all ages, as long as they do not have risk factors such as smoking or high blood pressure.
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