also known as the "morning after pill", it is a large dose of hormones that must be taken within 72 hours following unprotected/unwanted sex to prevent pregnancy
Treatment that can be given after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. Includes "morning after pill".
Postcoital contraception. Contraceptive methods used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or failure of a contraceptive method. There are two forms of emergency contraception: the postcoital pill and insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD).
FP methods that can be used to prevent pregnancy immediately after unprotected sex or FP method failure. Two types of EC are availableâ€”combined oral contraceptive pills and copper IUDs.
A contraceptive method that can be used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse, for example, if the condom broke or slipped. To be effective in preventing pregnancy, emergency contraception must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse. Emergency contraception does not cause abortion and does not prevent STIs, including HIV.
Also called the morning after pill, this contraceptive can be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy.
kon"trah- sep'shun] (Morning After pill)
generally a hormonal contraceptive used when the primary contraceptive method fails
see Plan B Emergency Contraception
Post-coital contraception used as an emergency measure in the form of special high-dose hormone pills or insertion of an intra-uterine device, within a specified time following unprotected intercourse.
Emergency contraception (EC) (also known as Emergency Birth Control (EBC), the morning-after pill, or postcoital contraception) refers to measures that, if taken after sex, may prevent pregnancy.