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Browse eMedTV's wide range of articles related to emergency contraception information including topics such as when to take a pregnancy test, what to expect with emergency contraception, and what are my options?. Use the search box at the top-right corner of the page to find information about other health topics.
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  • Should I Consider Emergency Contraception?
    Taking emergency contraception after having unprotected sex can help prevent pregnancy. This eMedTV resource takes a closer look at when emergency contraception should be considered, including how it works, when to take it, and how effective it is.
  • What Are My Options?
    Progestin-only pills, ella, and combined contraceptives are possible options for emergency contraception. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at these and other emergency contraception options if you have had unprotected sex or birth control failure.
  • What to Expect With Emergency Contraception
    Using emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy may cause nausea and vomiting. This eMedTV page offers more detail on what to expect with emergency contraception, including possible side effects and whether it will affect your menstrual cycle.
  • Myths: EC vs. Abortion
    As this eMedTV article explains, emergency contraception (EC) can prevent a pregnancy from occurring, while the abortion pill terminates a pregnancy that has already started. This page further explores the difference between abortion pills and EC.
  • What Is the Yuzpe Method?
    As an emergency contraception, the Yuzpe method may help prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. This eMedTV Web article further discusses what the Yuzpe regimen is, why it may be outdated, and why progestin-only pills may be a better option.
  • Pregnancy and Your Ovulation Cycle
    Knowing your ovulation cycle can help you achieve or prevent pregnancy. This eMedTV resource further explains how paying attention to your menstrual cycle can help you identify the times during your cycle where you may be more likely to become pregnant.
  • When to Take a Pregnancy Test
    You may want to take a pregnancy test if you have not had a period within three weeks of unprotected sex. This eMedTV segment offers advice on when to test for pregnancy after using emergency contraception, with tips on when you might get a false result.
  • Choosing a Birth Control Method
    If you have certain allergies or medical issues, you may not be able to use some forms of birth control. This eMedTV page takes a closer look at choosing a birth control method, including several factors to consider before making your decision.
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