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ask: Next choice and ovulation??

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I have been looking up what Next Choice is and how it works and everyone seems to say something different about it. Does it delay ovulation? What if you have unprotected sex and you take the pills but you have already ovulated? Will Next Choice not work? How long will it effect my body after taking the pills?

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Hi Anon,

 

Welcome to EmpowHER.  According to Next Choice. Emergency contraceptives should only be used when a backup option is needed. It is not to be used routinely. It is important to remember that Next Choice is not the abortion pill. Emergency contraception provides you with backup protection to help prevent a pregnancy after an unexpected event, such as:

when a birth control method fails (such as when a condom breaks or slips)

if you don't take your birth control pills as directed

you did not use any birth control method

when a sexual attack occurs

Next Choice has only 2 tablets:

The first one should be taken within
72 hours (3 days) of having unprotected sex, sexual attack, or a known or suspected contraceptive failure, and a study shows a greater effect when taken sooner1

The second one should be taken 12 hours after the first tablet is taken.

Next Choice is not effective if you're already pregnant, and it will not terminate an existing pregnancy. 

 

Best,

Daisy

 

December 18, 2012 - 5:06am
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