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How are birth control pills used as an emergency contraception?

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Birth control pills can also be used as emergency contraception, but you have to take more than one pill at a time to keep from getting pregnant. This approach works, but it is less effective and more likely to cause nausea than levonorgestrel. Birth control pills require a prescription. Talk to your doctor or nurse to make sure you are taking the correct pills and dose.

SOURCES:

Anne Elizabeth Burke, MD, associate professor of gynecology and obstetrics, director of family planning, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Kelly Cleland, MPA, MPH, researcher, Office of Population Research, Princeton University.

Alexandra Gold, MD, fellow in family planning, OB/GYN, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

KidsHealth: "IUD."

Office of Population Research at Princeton University: The Emergency Contraception Web Site: "Copper-T IUD as Emergency Contraception," "Side Effects."

Palo Alto Medical Foundation: The Intrauterine Device (IUD.)"

UpToDate: "Emergency Contraception," "Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)," "Levonorgestrel," "Long-term Methods of Birth Control," "Ulipristal.""Intrauterine Contraception."

PlanBOneStep.com.

MyNextChoiceOneDose.com.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 07, 2018

SOURCES:

Anne Elizabeth Burke, MD, associate professor of gynecology and obstetrics, director of family planning, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Kelly Cleland, MPA, MPH, researcher, Office of Population Research, Princeton University.

Alexandra Gold, MD, fellow in family planning, OB/GYN, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

KidsHealth: "IUD."

Office of Population Research at Princeton University: The Emergency Contraception Web Site: "Copper-T IUD as Emergency Contraception," "Side Effects."

Palo Alto Medical Foundation: The Intrauterine Device (IUD.)"

UpToDate: "Emergency Contraception," "Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)," "Levonorgestrel," "Long-term Methods of Birth Control," "Ulipristal.""Intrauterine Contraception."

PlanBOneStep.com.

MyNextChoiceOneDose.com.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 07, 2018

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