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Plan B - the Morning After Pill, a Form of Emergency Contraception

Commonly referred to as the Morning After Pill, Plan B is not an abortion pill. Instead, it's a drug that can prevent ovulation, fertilization, or attachment of a fertilized egg to the uterus. It will not affect a fertilized egg already attached to the uterus and is thus regarded as a contraceptive drug.

Plan B - How the Morning After Pill Works
A description of Plan B, commonly referred to as the Morning After Pill. Included are how Plan B works, its side effects and effectiveness, the cost and availability of the drug, and what to watch out for after taking Plan B.

Plan B Now Sold Over the Counter for Women 18 and Older
Previously available only with a doctor's prescription, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Plan B for over the counter use, making the drug available to anyone over 18 years of age who shows proof of age at the time of purchase. This decision ends years of contention between pro-life and pro-choice advocates over this controversial move.

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