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Who can take Plan B One-Step?

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You can take Plan B One-Step if:

Remember: Plan B One-Step will not protect you from getting pregnant if you have sex after taking the pills. Instead, you need to take it right after you have unprotected sex.

  • You didn't use any birth control during sex.
  • The condom came off or broke.
  • The diaphragm slipped out of place.
  • You missed at least two or three active birth control pills in a row.
  • You forgot to insert your ring or apply your patch.
  • Your partner didn't pull out in time.
  • You have another reason to think your birth control might not have worked.
  • You were forced to have sex.

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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