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Emergency contraception is designed to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse. Emergency contraception can reduce the risk of pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of intercourse. The sooner the pills are taken, the more effective the birth control. The side effects associated with this pill include nausea, vomiting and cramping for at least a day. Emergency contraception is often used when a condom breaks or your partner failed to “pull out” in time. If you find yourself in these situations repeatedly, you should talk to your doctor about other methods of birth control including oral contraceptives. As its name implies, emergency contraception is not recommended as a regular, habitual method of birth control. Emergency contraception is especially helpful if you are forced to have unprotected sex against your will.

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