Is emergency contraception the same thing as the “abortion pill?”
No. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,, emergency contraception can only keep a woman from becoming pregnant. It works one of three ways:
- By keeping the egg from leaving the ovary
- By keeping the sperm from meeting the egg
- By keeping the fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus (womb)
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the abortion pill (Mifeprex, also called RU-486) works after a woman becomes pregnant (after a fertilized egg has attached to the uterus). The abortion pill makes the uterus force out the egg, ending the pregnancy.
· What are the types of emergency contraception?
· How will my spouse get emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs)?
· Can my spouse get emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) before she needs them?
· Will ECPs protect my spouse from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?
· What does my spouse need to do after she takes emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs)?
· Does emergency contraception work all the time?
· Will it harm the baby if my spouse took emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) that did not work?
· What is emergency contraception (or emergency birth control)?
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