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Can I take the morning-after pill after six days?

Save your money. Taking the morning-after pill — emergency contraception — more than five days after unprotected vaginal intercourse won’t have any effect. Emergency contraception — the morning-after pill — is effective if started within 120 hours, or five days. The sooner emergency contraception is started, the better it works. This is because it works by preventing a woman’s ovaries from releasing eggs. If an egg is already released, the morning-after pill will have no effect.

Tags: pregnancy, morning after pill, emergency contraception