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What is Plan B One-Step?

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Plan B One-Step is a type of emergency contraception. This is birth control that can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. People sometimes call it the "morning after pill," but you don't have to wait until the morning after sex to take it. In fact, Plan B is more effective the sooner you take it. It is a one-dose regimen: you take one pill. The pill contains 1.5 milligrams of levonorgestrel, which is used in lower doses in many birth control pills.

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

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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