Facts about the Morning After Pill

Many think they can take the plan B,” Morning After Pill,” and all their worries will be over. Before you go this route please educate yourself. First, you must understand that you must take two pills. Plan B consist of 2 tablets of levonorgestrel (progestin) taken 12 hours apart, within 72 hours of having sex. If not taken correctly can be very dangerous for you and for the baby you are carrying.

Possible side effects of the morning after pill include: Nausea, vomiting, irregular and unpredictable menstrual periods, ectopic pregnancies which can be life threatening, breast tenderness and possible infertility. Studies to determine the risk of long term repeated use is not available.

There are three ways that the morning after pill can work: suppresses ovulation, thickening mucous in the cervix which blocks sperm passage and by making the uterus hostile to implantation and causing an abortion.

Women who choose to use this medication will never know if the medication worked a contraceptive suppressing ovulation or if the embryo has not yet implanted which causes an abortion. Chemicals that may cause abortion is called abortifacients.

No contraceptive or abortifacient can protect from the growing epidemic of STD’s or STI’s. Neither can condoms provide complete protection from STD’s, STI’s or pregnancy.

The surest way to prevent pregnancy or a disease is to practice abstinence. This is this is the only way to guarantee 100% effective way to avoid infection and pregnancy. It’s your life and your decision. Make it a good one. Sources: http://morningafterpill.org/mapinfo1.htm

http://www.afterabortion.info/PAR/V6/n4/birthcontrol.htm William Larson, Human Embryology

This article was written and published by Cheryl Connor. Cheryl has since retired, and all posts she created have been associated with Jenifer Whitemire.