Is it bad to take plan B if you are on birth control?

Great question.

Remember, depending on what kind of birth control someone is on, most forms of birth control can be up to 99% effective in reducing the risk of pregnancy when taken correctly and consistently.

Now, Lets talk a little more about what Plan B is.

Plan B is a brand of emergency contraception. Emergency contraception is a hormonal emergency birth control method used to delay ovulation to reduce the risk of a pregnancy. The hormones delay ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – and thicken cervical mucus.

So, if someone takes an emergency contraception, it is not going to interfere with someone’s birth control, or make the birth control less effective.


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