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Does Plan B One-Step cause a miscarriage or abortion?

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Plan B One-Step is not the same as RU-486, which is an abortion pill. It does not cause a miscarriage or abortion. In other words, it does not stop development of a fetus once the fertilized egg implants in the uterus. So it will not work if you are already pregnant when you take it.

SOURCES:

FDA: "FDA's Decision Regarding Plan B: Questions and Answers" and "Plan B (0.75mg levonorgestrel) and Plan B One-Step (1.5 mg levonorgestrel) Tablets Information."

The National Women's Health Information Center: "Emergency Contraception (Emergency Birth Control)."

Planned Parenthood: "Emergency Contraception (Morning After Pill)."

Office of Population Research, Princeton University: "Get Emergency Contraception NOW."

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: "Plan B One-Step Emergency Contraception."

News release, FDA.

Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Healthy Canadians web site.  

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 7, 2018

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SOURCES:

FDA: "FDA's Decision Regarding Plan B: Questions and Answers" and "Plan B (0.75mg levonorgestrel) and Plan B One-Step (1.5 mg levonorgestrel) Tablets Information."

The National Women's Health Information Center: "Emergency Contraception (Emergency Birth Control)."

Planned Parenthood: "Emergency Contraception (Morning After Pill)."

Office of Population Research, Princeton University: "Get Emergency Contraception NOW."

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: "Plan B One-Step Emergency Contraception."

News release, FDA.

Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Healthy Canadians web site.  

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 7, 2018

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