How Successful Is Plan B
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It seems like every day we are reading about a new deadly toxin or drug that people have found to be safe! Companies must be doing something right, as this has never happened before.
It is very difficult to find out the long-term effects of using contraception. Since it is so prevalent there are just limited numbers who use it, making it hard to determine its overall safety.
Many people believe that since contraception works for some then it can’t be too bad for you. They may not know what ingredients each method contains, or whether those chemicals are tested for in humans.
Fortunately, today there are many different methods of birth control that do not contain any harmful substances. You get to choose which one is best for you!
Several studies show that most forms of reversible contraceptives (also known as “birth control pill alternatives”) are just as effective if not more than the traditional pills while having much lower risks of serious health consequences.
This article will talk about two types of non-hormonal contraceptives that are almost foolproof and have a very low risk of complications: Ivermectin and copper IUDs. Both require only once-a-week usage from the patient, greatly improving their usability.
Since it was approved for sale in Sweden back in 2010, there have been over 9 million prescriptions written for this contraceptive method worldwide! That’s more than one pill per person living in countries where Plan B is accessible to women.
Plan B has also been proven to be very effective at preventing pregnancy, with 91% effectiveness after being used as intended.1 Unfortunately though, only half of all eligible users take Plan B before having sex, which decreases its efficacy.
It is important to know that even if you feel like you can’t afford or don’t want to use contraception, there are always options available to you. The federal government provides free birth control through clinics such as family planning centres and local gyms, so you aren’t obligated to buy anything outside of that. You should look into what services your area offers before deciding whether or not to add contraceptives to your budget.
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It is such a popular method that most health insurance companies include coverage for it as part of your regular birth control pill regimen. Many women have no idea they’re using it! It’s called the “emergency contraceptive” because that’s what it was originally marketed to do.
The most well-known brand-name version of this drug is known as Ella. And yes, you can get it at your local pharmacy without a prescription.
However, we don’t recommend that you use Plan B as an alternative to contraception — even if you think you might want to become pregnant soon. That could put you or someone else in danger.
Plan B has been linked with severe heart problems in young people who used it within 0–2 days of having sex. (It also may increase the risk of blood clots.) So, although it’s easy to find, there are still precautions you should take when choosing whether to use it.
What Are The Warnings About Using Plan B As An Emergency Contraceptive?
You probably know already, but just in case you need a reminder: Even though many women believe emergency contraceptives work by delaying ovulation, research shows they work by preventing fertilized eggs from attaching to the uterus. This doesn’t seem like a good thing, but it is.
Founded by Paul Pienkos
In 1987, twenty-four-year-old Paul Pienkos founded Levonorgestrel (also known as “the morning after pill”) in his living room with $5,000 he had saved up.
Since then, it has been used to prevent more than one million pregnancies worldwide. It can also be used to treat women who are already pregnant and experiencing pregnancy loss.
Plan B is safe for use within three months of conception and does not require a prescription. You can buy it over the counter at most pharmacies.
It costs around thirty dollars for a two-week supply which some people consider too expensive, but many believe is worth the price since it helps preserve their future fertility and prevents an embryo or fetus from developing fully.
Helped millions of women get pregnant
Pfizer has reported that over 5 million prescriptions for Levonorgestrel (Plan B) have been filled since it was first released in 2000! That’s just for one product – not including all other forms of emergency contraception like “morning-after pills” or IUDs.
Emergency contraceptives are only effective within five days of sex so they can help prevent pregnancy before fertilization happens. Many people also use them to treat symptoms of heavy bleeding or irregular cycles.
Many healthcare providers recommend using EC as a form of contraceptive protection during times when someone might be at risk of getting pregnant. But how successful is this option?
Research shows that most women will choose to use condoms instead of taking oral contraceptives or an intrauterine device (IUD). This is because condoms feel better and seem more reliable than daily pill routines.
But there is no perfect method. For some people, neither works for moral reasons or due to health issues.
Sold millions of packages of pills
As mentioned before, contraception is one of the most important services that women can have. Unfortunately, some brands do not work for many people, which is why there are so many different types. One popular method is called intrauterine devices (IUDs).
You insert these into your uterus using a very thin tube made of plastic or silicone. They usually require an initial placement procedure where you go in via vaginal birth control to remove it, then use it as directed for its effectiveness.
Many IUDs now contain hormones to prevent pregnancy, but they also offer more long-term benefits than just that. These include improved quality of life, reduced pain levels, and possibly even health benefits.
A recent study found that when used correctly, IUDs may help reduce stress levels. Stress has been linked to higher blood pressure and rates of depression and anxiety. Using an IUD may help reduce these symptoms.
Brought Plan B to market
In 1988, one year after Barr went public with her story of using contraception as an alternative to abortion, she received a call from a doctor who wanted to know if there was anything else like it that could be used for emergency contraception.
Plan B had just been developed by doctors at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital and was now available in pill form. It works by preventing ovulation-the only way pregnancy can occur when women use it within three days of sex.
Since it’s not designed to prevent fertilization, it’s considered safe for use even by people who are pregnant. And since it doesn’t work by suppressing hormones, it’s effective for anyone — men or women.
But what most people don’t realize is that Plan B isn’t abortifacient. That is, it does not cause early miscarriages, nor does it increase your risk of having a stillbirth. (Studies have also found no link between Plan B and birth defects.
A popular brand of emergency contraception
Like any good product, EC has many proponents. Many feel it is a necessary tool to use before or during an unexpected pregnancy. Some even praise it as being more effective than some forms of regular birth control.
EC can be used within five days of sex – up to two weeks after you last had intercourse. It works by preventing ovulation from happening so there are no harmful effects on your body.
Most people know about EC because of its famous name: “The Pill”. But other brands contain the same active ingredient (levonorgestrel) at similar dosages.
Some studies have found that others work better than The Pill in helping women avoid unintended pregnancies! This means that instead of having to choose between using The Pill or avoiding pregnancy, there are now options for women who want both.
Many people have successful pregnancies after taking Plan B, including women in their twenties and thirties who desire to become parents. Some use it as an alternative to abortion, which is great because abortion can be very emotional for both mothers and fathers!
Plan B comes with warnings about possible side effects that include nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pain, vomiting, vaginal bleeding, weight loss, depression or changes in mood, seizures, irregular heartbeats, chest pains, and shortness of breath. But these are all warning signs that you should go to the hospital right away if you experience any of these symptoms.
Sadly, some teens take plan b before they’re able to seek proper help due to its availability via mail order.