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The Girl’s Guide to Getting Emergency Contraception

By Bedsider intern Connor Davies. Bedsider has covered emergency contraception (EC) pretty darn thoroughly over the years, from the basics, to where to find it, to dispelling myths about it. But wh…

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Men Denied Emergency Contraception at Pharmacies

The good news: Men are totally allowed to buy emergency contraception! The bad news: Some pharmacies still haven't gotten the memo. In the summer of 2012, researchers at Columbia University in New …

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Will Emergency Contraception Work if You’re Overweight?

A French company that makes an emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) called Norlevo caught headlines recently for  adding a new warning to their package: "Studies suggest that Norlevo is less effective i…

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Panicking About Sexual Health? Text Your Questions Anytime

The condom broke. You forgot your pill. There's something going on down there that's stressing you out. The clinic is closed. Who can help, pronto? Last year, Planned Parenthood launched a national…

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Plan B One-Step Contraception Finally Hits Shelves

Emergency contraception when you need it, no prescription necessary. In response to a judge’s order to make emergency contraception (EC) available over the counter without a prescription, the FDA h…

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Getting Pregnant (Or Avoiding It)

Pregnancy is what happens when a guy’s sperm meets up with a woman’s egg and the fertilized egg sticks to the lining of the woman's uterus. So any type of sex where semen gets inside the vagina could…

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How Emergency Contraception Works

Emergency contraception for some women is a last minute option. Watch this for a quick tip on how it works!…

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5-Day-After Emergency Contraception Pill Approved

Have you ever been raped? Did the condom break? Did you have a random encounter with a sexy stranger when you hadn’t thought ahead to bring birth control? Did you forget to take your birth control p…

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Emergency Contraception: Is Ella The Answer?

In spite of widespread availability of effective birth control, half of all pregnancies are still unintended. And although "morning after pills" (or "emergency contraception") have been available …

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