EC info sheet

EC info sheet - Purpose To prevent unwanted pregnancy...

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Purpose To prevent unwanted pregnancy through the use of oral contraceptives or IUDs Other Names Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECPs) Plan B (most common used)-Progestin Only Morning After Pill Back-up birth control Statistics: 1 out of 100 women will become pregnant after taking Plan B if started within 72 hours Almost 99% effective if taken within 48 hours Types Pills (Birth control can also be used a emergency contraceptive) Intrauterine device (IUD)-copper Used When You had sex unprotected (without using birth control ) Your birth control method failed. o You forgot to take your pill, or o Get your shot, if o The condom broke or came off, or o Your diaphragm slipped You were forced to have unprotected sex or raped He failed to withdraw You miscalculated “safe days” (non-ovulation) How do ECPs work? Plan B IUD Prevent: Fertilization See Contraceptive Handout Implantation-research is scanty, but scientists do believe EC prevents this
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course PE 101 taught by Professor Adame during the Fall '07 term at Emory.

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