The “morning after pill,” which is also referred to as “emergency contraception,” can prevent women from getting pregnant after they have had sex. Actually, the term “morning after pill” is a misnomer because women actually have up to 120 hours (five days) after sex to take the pills and still prevent pregnancy. In essence, when you use the morning after pill you are using the same hormones found in regular daily oral contraceptive pills
There are a number of different brands of morning after pills so you should consult your Ob-Gyn to decide which one is right for you. Interestingly, some people get confused and think that the morning after pill is the same as “the abortion pill.” It is not the same. The morning after pill is used to prevent pregnancy before it begins, and works primarily or perhaps exclusively by delaying or inhibiting ovulation – it does not cause an abortion.
Meanwhile, two years ago the FDA approved “Plan B,” a form of the morning after pill, for over the counter access by women 17 years of age and older. Recently, the drug maker announced it is asking the FDA to lift the age restrictions on the morning after pill altogether. The FDA is expected to review the proposal over the next year.
Most of the clinics listed on www.Abortion.com can give you more information on the morning after pill.