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If you're taking a combination pill of progestin and estrogen, you'll be protected from getting pregnant in seven days after starting the pill.
If you accidentally skip a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If you don't realize until it's time for your next dose, take both pills at once.
There’s no limit to how many times you can take Plan B, but doctors say you shouldn’t use it like a regular birth control pill
If you're taking multiple doses of Plan B each week, consider another type of birth control so that you're not reliant on Plan B.
Most people get a prescription by visiting a doctor, but new options are emerging to get birth control directly from a pharmacist or even online.
When oral contraceptives first came out in 1960, the amount of estrogen and progestin was much higher than it is today causing weight gain for some.
Dr. Kecia Gaither recommends women take combination contraceptive pills that have estrogen and progestin. Other options are patches and the ring.
If you stop your birth control method early in pregnancy, you shouldn't experience damage to your health or your baby's.
Your odds of getting pregnant after a tubal ligation procedure are between 1% to 3.7% and depend on factors like age and surgery type.
Some condoms last longer than others. Latex and polyurethane condoms expire after 5 years but condoms packaged with spermicide expire in just 2 years.
You can take Plan B up to 120 hours after unprotected sex, but that’s not when it’s the most effective
The longer you wait to take Plan B after unprotected sex, the less effective it is and the greater your chance of possibly getting pregnant.