Is The Morning-After Pill The Same As The Abortion Pill?
No, the Morning-After Pill is used to prevent pregnancy. The abortion pill terminates a pregnancy. Plan B One-Step®and ella® are used for emergency contraception.
You must take the Morning-After Pill within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. The earlier you take it, the better your chances of avoiding fertilization.
Like any medication, risks and side effects are not the same for individuals taking the morning-after pill. Plan B One-Step® can cause nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, heavier menstrual bleeding, and dizziness.
Unlike Plan B, ella® is a chemical cousin to the abortion pill Mifeprex™. Both can damage the embryo’s attachment to the uterus, causing its death.
Can I Take Emergency Contraceptives Regularly?
Emergency contraception is any birth control used after unprotected intercourse or a known or suspected contraceptive failure (e.g., a broken condom) to prevent pregnancy. Plan B One-Step®and ella® are used for emergency contraception.
Do not use emergency contraceptives regularly. It is not as effective as traditional methods of birth control. Emergency contraception does not prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Can I Reverse The Abortion Pill?
The first drug in the abortion pill procedure is called mifepristone. This drug blocks progesterone, the hormone needed to sustain a growing pregnancy.
Using natural progesterone, Abortion Pill Reversal can possibly reverse the abortion and rescue the pregnancy. If you have already taken the second pill, progesterone cannot stop the abortion.
Recent studies have shown a success rate above 60% if progesterone is started within 72 hours of taking the first abortion pill.