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

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The Pill Isn’t Your Only Option

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Here’s one of the greatest misunderstandings about the morning-after pill: it’s the only option when it comes to emergency contraception. As Planned Parenthood reports, certain IUDs including Mirena, Paragard and Liletta work as emergency contraception. They, like the morning-after pill, can be effective up to five days after unprotected sex. In fact, they are the most effective form of emergency contraception and can lower one’s chances of getting pregnant by 99.9 percent when inserted within five days of unprotected sex.

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