Do you need to take the morning after pill?

Are you wondering whether or not you should be reaching for that little pill after your big night out? Well, fear not my friend – I’m here to break it down for you in terms even your puppy could understand.

What is the Morning After Pill any way?

Let’s start with a brief history of ‘Plan B’. This handy little invention was first approved by the FDA in 1999 and since then has been used as a form of emergency contraception around the world. Put simply, if taken within 72 hours (or even up to five days in some cases) after unprotected sex, Plan B can prevent pregnancy from occurring.

The Benefit(s)

Now why on earth would someone want to take this little gem? For starters, nobody wants unplanned pregnancies mistakenly ruining their weekend plans (we all know how frustrating THAT can be). But more importantly- we often experience moments where our birth control method fails us – sneaky buggers – and we need added protection.
But wait – there’s more! Not only does an unwanted pregnancy lead to financial stress but let’s face it–pregnancy is NO JOKE especially when it comes unexpected.

When To Take It

Timing is key! As stated earlier -Plan B must be taken within 72 hours after sexual activity although its effectiveness is reduced significantly over time (THIS IS NOT A DRILL LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: THIS STUFF HAS AN EXPIRY DATE ) So If you are going engage into those exhilarating activities which one may perceive as high risk or use contraceptive malfunction due knowledge reasons upfront , just keep that expiry date in mind!

WAIT… Why only Women?

OK now Im sure some males might have jumped onto this article hoping there may something here which could help them out; sorry boys this type of pills isn’t available for males. Plan B is specifically formulated and ONLY for the use of people with female reproductive systems as it works by inhibiting or delaying ovulation.

Side Effects?

Now of course – like all things in life- Plan B – does come with some side effects such ranging from headaches, nausea, abdominal pain to name a few.(Take note: these differ from person to person so you never know what can happen) However,the chances to experience any majorly adverse effects are very minimal.

There are even certain scenarios where it’s not advisable to take emergency contraception such as:

Situation Why?
Already Pregnant (I mean come on…)
Taking Interactions Medications \  (Drug interactions can decrease its effectiveness)
Severe Allergic Reactions (We want babies, but no we don’t want rashes )


In conclusion whether or not you need plan b depends entirely on your particular sexual habits , however this information also applies after accidents (such as forgetting your birth control at home). Always make sure that whatever decision you make comes from an informed space.
So there we have it folks! Not only will taking Plan B keep all those little swimmers or possible complications away but now you’re educated enough to properly understand practical use case. So go ahead ladies & gents and party responsibly knowing that if things get too hot (WAY TOO HOT) the morning after pill has got ya covered…

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