Before Taking the Morning After Pill
If you’ve recently had unprotected sex, you may be afraid of an unwanted pregnancy. Before you take the morning after pill, be sure you understand what it is, how it works and how it may affect you. Make an appointment to talk with us. The Hagerstown Area Pregnancy Clinic provides services to help you understand your options when facing an unwanted pregnancy. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have, talk with you about abortion and help you in your personal situation.
The morning after pill, sold over the counter as Plan B One-Step® and Next Choice, is intended to be taken as soon as possible within the first 72 hours after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. It may work on rare occasions to prevent the embryo from implanting in the uterus. But there are many factors to consider.
- Does it work?
- What are the risks?
- How will it affect me?
- What if I am already pregnant?
- Am I at risk for an STD?
- What if I’ve taken it before or need it again?
These are great questions to ask and the Pregnancy Clinic offers real answers and real help to Hagerstown and surrounding communities. All our services are confidential. Make an appointment and talk to us.
Things to Think About
- Emergency contraception is not effective if a woman is already pregnant.
- Plan B One-Step® does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases.
- As with any medication, there are possible side effects that include nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, and menstrual changes.
- Plan B One-Step® is not recommended for routine use as a contraceptive.