If you refuse to prescribe or dispense the morning after pill because you believe it is an abortion pill, you shouldn’t be allowed to practice

Not only because you are being unprofessional in putting your personal feelings ahead of your patient’s welfare, but because you clearly suck at your job if you think that’s how they work


Black protest in Poland stoped goverment from a new law about penalty for abortion in any cases but now goverment decided that morning after pill won’t be available in pharmacies and there will be only possibility of buying it by prescription. Health Minister, Konstanty Radziwiłł added fuel to the fire by saying that he wouldn’t have prescribed this kind of pill even raped women.

#blackprotest #free women #suport poland

Can I use the morning-after pill for more pregnancy protection if I’m already using the birth control pill?

Someone asked us:

Would taking the morning after pill provide more protection if I’m on birth control (gildess)?

As long as you’re taking your birth control pills every day as directed, you don’t need to use the morning-after pill (AKA emergency contraception). Regular birth control pills are actually much better at preventing pregnancy than emergency contraception pills, and using them both at the same time won’t do anything extra. If you want even more protection from pregnancy, use condoms along with the pill. Plus, condoms will help prevent STDs.

However, you can definitely use the morning-after pill if you miss a few of your regular birth control pills and have unprotected sex. This only applies to the birth control pills with hormones in them — if you miss any of the placebo (non-hormonal) pills, you’re still protected from pregnancy and don’t need the morning-after pill.

If you DO miss some of your birth control pills and need to use emergency contraception, you can use the Plan B morning-after pill (or other Plan B generics, like Next Choice, MyWay, AfterPill, and Take Action) to help prevent pregnancy. You can get these types of emergency contraception at a drugstore, without a prescription. They work better the sooner you take them.

The bottom line is: if you use your birth control pills correctly, you don’t need to take the morning-after pill. Using condoms + the pill is the best way to double your pregnancy prevention.

-Kendall at Planned Parenthood


Watch this adorable video to learn the science behind the morning after pill. You’ll clearly see it’s not abortion, but really a way to prevent ovulation.

The truth about one big morning-after pill myth

More and more U.S. teens are using the morning-after pill, the Guardian reported last year. According to a recent survey, more than one in five sexually active teen girls have used it — compared to just one in 10 teen girls a decade ago. But a big and “horrifying” rumor about plan B still exists — and it’s totally untrue.

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How old do I need to be to get the morning-after pill over the counter?

Someone asked us:

I can’t find any straightforward info online, so do you know what age you have to be to purchase over the counter morning after pills in CA?

There’s no age restriction for buying the morning-after pill (AKA emergency contraception) over the counter at pharmacies and drugstores in California — or anywhere else in the U.S. Anyone of any age or gender can buy Plan B, Next Choice, and other levonorgestrel emergency contraception pills over the counter. Yay!

Over the counter morning-after pills are great news. But they work best if you take them within the first 3 days (72 hours) after unprotected sex. ella is another kind of emergency contraception pill that works even better than the over-the-counter kinds — especially if it’s been 4 or 5 days since you had unprotected sex, but ella’s not over-the-counter. You need a prescription from a doctor or nurse, like the staff at your nearest Planned Parenthood health center, to get ella.

Want something even better than ella? ParaGard IUDs are the most effective emergency contraception you can get, and you can leave them in as birth control for up to 12 years. You still only have 5 days after unprotected sex to get the ParaGard to work as emergency contraception, and since you need an appointment with a doctor or nurse to get one, you have to act fast. If you’re interested in this option, contact your nearest Planned Parenthood health center right away and let them know your situation.

Good luck!

-Emily at Planned Parenthood

How soon after sex will I know if I'm pregnant?

Someone asked:

How soon after sex will I know if I’m pregnant?

Good question! A lot of people don’t know this: you don’t actually get pregnant during sex or even right after. It can take up to six days for the sperm and egg to join and form a fertilized egg. Then, it takes 6-10 days for the fertilized egg to completely implant itself in the lining of the uterus. Pregnancy begins during implantation when the hormone needed to support pregnancy is released. That hormone is called the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone (HCG). Pregnancy tests work by detecting it.

This is why emergency contraception is possible  – and why it’s so great that it exists! Emergency contraception (a.k.a. Plan B or the so-called “morning-after” pill) can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy.In a way, it should really be called the “up to a few mornings after” pill. 

As for when you’ll know you’re pregnant, most people start to figure it out when they miss their period. Most over-the-counter pregnancy tests start being accurate around then – the first day of your missed period.

-Mary at Planned Parenthood


anonymous asked:

Hi, you said you're anti abortion and pro-choice and I don't really get it. Would you mind explain how it doesn't oppose ?

I think abortion is wrong after a certain point, I would never do it myself, and I think we should work on creating a society that requires as few abortions as possible (so significantly improving the adoption system, making condoms and birth control and the morning after pill more accessible, making sure we have proper sex ed, reducing rape stats, etc etc.)

BUT body autonomy and choice are the most important thing. I can’t know someone else’s situation or whether they’re doing the best thing possible for themselves, and it has to be available for people who require it for their safety/health, no question about it.

It’s like saying “I think everyone should be an organ donor,” but I don’t think that should be enforced on everyone.

anonymous asked:

I was on a educ. training for the Job. It was about the "morning after pill". And the Guy who held the lecture was horrible because he forced jokes. Bad jokes. Jokes about feminists, Hippies, blond Girls and fat people. There is Evidence that the Pill might not always work on bigger Women. "But they are usually not the ones who need this pills, so don't worry!" And he laughed so hard about his Joke. He's supposed to be professionel??? And give us USEFUL Information???

Is it possible to have more information about this person? I would like to personally rise a complaint to whatever company or employer he is working for. 

- Mod Guillermo

Does the morning-after pill affect fertility?

Someone asked us:

can taking the morning after pill (“plan b”) too many times make you infertile, or less able to easily conceive? i had never heard this until some friends said so recently, and it is horrifying me!

No way — you have nothing to fear. Taking the morning after pill (aka emergency contraception) will not make you less fertile in the long run. Emergency contraception prevents pregnancy after one act of unprotected sex. Period.

BUT, if you find yourself taking Plan B frequently, it might be time to get a new plan A. Save yourself some stress and talk to your doctor or nurse about hassle-free birth control methods that might work well for you — like the IUD or implant. Using birth control is your best bet if you want to prevent pregnancy — it’s more effective, costs less over time than Plan B if you use insurance, and (just like emergency contraception) won’t make you infertile after you stop using it.

Again, if it’s an urgent situation you can totally rely on emergency contraception without worry. If you hear your friends spreading misinformation about emergency contraception, be a sexual health superstar and get them the facts.

-Chelsea @ Planned Parenthood

Quick PSA for my followers

I just wanted to let you guys know that for over a year now my mother has unintentionally made me feel like gutter trash because I had sex before marriage. I am not Catholic and I am queer. There was a long stretch of time when it was impossible for me to have sex after marriage and that time may come back under Trump.
She has said things like “I raised you better than that” to myself and my sisters numerous times. When an ad for the morning after pill comes on she says, “You wouldn’t have had to worry about that if you hadn’t been whoring all night.”
I am choosing to refuse to let her get to me anymore, because I know I am a good person and having sex did not change that. Please understand that whether you have had no partners, one partner, thirty partners, it doesn’t change who you are. You are still valid and good deep down. So what is you wanna express love to the most important person/people in your life? So what if you just wanna have fun? All I ask is that you protect yourself and make sure they protect themselves.
You are all lovely and wonderful. Never let someone else’s archaic ideas drag you down. 💚
Inbox always open if you need to vent about your experiences with this.