"Morning After Pill"
- Plan B uses the same hormones as regular birth control pills do, just in a different dose, to prevent pregnancy
- Plan B does not interrupt or disrupt an already established pregnancy. It will not work if pregnancy has already begun. It will also not harm an existing pregnancy
- Plan B must be taken within 120 hours of unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy, 72 hours is preferred and more effective
- Plan B can be purchased over the counter at the pharmacy desk by those age 17 and older. You must ask the pharmacist for it, but you do not need a prescription. Those 16 and under must see a health care provider to receive Plan B
- Plan B is not an effective form of continuous birth control
- Side effects may include: an early or late period, heavy, light or spotty period, nausea, headaches, breast tenderness
- Effectiveness is up to 89%