Are You Taking Plan B Correctly? 6 Mistakes Women Make With The Morning-After Pill

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Waiting Too Long To Take It

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The morning-after pill is effective when taken within five days of unprotected sex (or when your usual form of birth control failed you). However, it is important to understand that it is most effective when taken within the first 72 hours of the incident in question – after that, its efficacy begins to drop. If you find your usual pharmacy isn’t open or is out of the morning-after pill within that 72-hour weekend, it is well worth the effort to find another one.

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