Plan B One-Step, sometimes called “the morning-after pill” is a form of emergency contraception. This means it is a type of birth control used after you have had unprotected sex, or think a condom may have broken.
Plan B One-Step is one pill that must be taken 72 hours or less after having unprotected sex to prevent or end early pregnancy.1
It is easy to panic after having unprotected sex and rush to take the morning-after pill. If you are considering using Plan B One-Step, there are a few things you should know.
First, you can only become pregnant on certain days of the month, around the time that you ovulate, once a month. Taking the morning-after pill during a time of the month when you can’t get pregnant exposes you to a lot of hormones for no reason.
Second, if you are already pregnant, taking the morning-after pill will not help and may harm you.2 To find out if you are pregnant, contact us, and we’ll connect you with a caring, qualified pregnancy center near you.
Many women ask if the morning after pill can cause abortion. The answer depends on what time of month you take the pill and when you had sex.
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When you have sex and get pregnant, a new human life has already begun. Did you know that, just hours after you have sex and get pregnant, traits like gender, eye color, and hair color are determined in a new life?
According to its manufacturer, there are three ways that Plan B can act. It may reduce your chances of becoming pregnant by preventing ovulation, or by preventing fertilization. It may also change the lining of the uterus so that an embryo cannot implant in the uterus.6
Taking Plan B after you get pregnant could stop a human life from growing, and might cause an early abortion. Since there is no pregnancy test you can take this early in the process, there is no way to tell whether or not you are pregnant before taking the morning-after pill.
Plan B One-Step is associated with the following side effects: nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, heavier menstrual bleeding and dizziness.8
Note: Option Line and our network of participating pregnancy centers offers peer counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options, parenting, adoption, and abortion. These centers do not offer or refer for abortion services or the morning-after pill. The information presented on this website is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.