Morning After Pill / Plan B

The morning-after pill is a type of emergency contraception (also known as Plan B) taken only within a few days after unprotected sex.  The purpose of emergency contraception is to prevent pregnancy after a woman has unprotected sex.   Be aware that this is not the same as the abortion pill Mifeprex.

Before you decide to use it, understand the risks and side effects of the morning-after pill.

Risks of the morning-after pill

The morning after pill sometimes does not work.  Also it does not offer any protection from sexually transmitted infections.

Side effectsmorning-after pill information

Side effects of the morning-after pill typically last a few days, and may include:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness or Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Breast tenderness
  • Bleeding between periods or heavier menstrual bleeding
  • Lower abdominal pain or cramps

Make sure you are not pregnant before taking the morning after pill.  Contact us today to make an appointment for free pregnancy testing and a medical consultation.  Remember, the morning after pill does not protect against sexually transmitted infections/diseases at all.

NOVA Pregnancy Help Centers offer information about all pregnancy options.  However, we do not offer annual exams, birth control, abortion services or referrals, pre or post-natal care, or treatment of infertility. 

The information provided above is from Mayo Clinic (accessed on April 27, 2017).

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