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Emergency contraception is a form of birth control that may be used by women who have had unprotected sex or if a contraceptive method fails. The treatment is not a regular method of birth control and does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage on emergency contraception, how it works, and much more.

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Here are 11 questions and answers on the emergency contraceptive Plan B and its FDA approval for over-the-counter sales to women age 18 and older.

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