What if you have taken the day after pill more than 3 times a year? Is it still effective? What are the side effects to it?
Taking the morning-after pill (also known as emergency contraception) multiple times doesn’t change its effectiveness, and won’t cause any long-term side effects. You can use the morning-after pill whenever you need to.
But it’s not a good idea to use the morning-after pill as your regular, go-to method of birth control. This is because:
Taking the morning-after pill over and over again is usually more expensive and less convenient than being on a regular method of birth control.
Morning-after pill side effects — like bleeding between periods or nausea — are temporary and harmless, but they can be annoying.
The morning-after pill might make your periods irregular and hard to predict when you’re using it a lot.
So it’s totally safe to take the morning-after pill as many times as you need to — it’s just not the best way to prevent pregnancy long-term. Birth control that you use before or during sex is way more effective, affordable and convenient.
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