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.
The morning after pill sometimes does not work. Also it does not offer any protection from sexually transmitted infections.
Side effects of the morning-after pill typically last a few days, and may include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Breast tenderness
- Bleeding between periods or heavier menstrual bleeding
- Lower abdominal pain or cramps
Note: We offer peer counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options; however, we do not offer or refer for abortion services or the morning after pill.
The information provided above is from Mayo Clinic (accessed on February 16, 2017).