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What it is:
Emergency contraceptive pills (EC) are not intended as a regularly used contraceptive. They are designed to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex—when standard contraceptives fail or no method was used. The FDA has approved two main types of emergency contraception. The first kind contains the progestin levonorgestrel (Plan B, Plan B One-Step, and their generics), is available in a one or two pill dose, and is effective at preventing pregnancy when taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. The other type, known by the brand name ella, contains ulipristal acetate, is only available with a prescription, and is effective at preventing pregnancy when taken up to five days after unprotected sex.
What it does:
Plan B (along with its generics) contains a high dose of the same hormones in birth-control pills. They are taken orally within 72 hours (three days) of unprotected sex. Plan B used to call for a two-dose regimen, but the new product, Plan B One-Step, is a single pill. Next Choice, the generic version, works the same as Plan B One-Step. They contain the progestin levonorgestrel (the most widely used progestin) and do not contain estrogen. Studies say EC should be effective up to 120 hours after unprotected intercourse, though the sooner you take it, the better it works, According to the drug-makers, approximately seven out of eight women who would have become pregnant will not become pregnant after taking emergency contraception (that's 87.5% of women).Ã¢â‚¬Â¨