If you're using it very rarely, really, there aren't likely to be any.
Essentially, the same hormones that are in oral contracpetives are in the MAP, just in different concentrations. But the risk factors of the pill don't really apply, because the pill is taken every day, sometimes for a series of years, and the MAP is taken once in a very blue moon.
No, there aren't yet going to be studies on long-term effects of that occasional use, because it is a relatively new thing. But I think it's it's safe to say the risks or effects are going to be no higher than those for the pill, if you want some sort of guage.
The reason I ask is that a very good friend of mine, who is really quite intelligent, has taken Plan B three times in one month. She won't let me take her to the doctor to get on the pill, and she refuses to use a condom anymore. She says they don't "feel natural." I've tried and tried, but I can't do anymore. And she recently told me she thought she was pregnant. She will not get an abortion, and I highly doubt she'll give it up for adoption.
She then got her period 5 days earlier than usual. I can't kick any sense into her.
Jeez. I don't even know what I can tell you. At some point, people have to be responsible for themselves, and you can't blame yourself - you sound like a great friend for being so concerned about her.
I'm sure you've already tried or thought about this, but can you get her to read some of the articles on the main site, like maybe the Ready or Not? –The Readiness Checklist? even print it out and get it to her?
She's read most, if not all of the articles. I've been coming here for at least four years, and she visited often for a while.
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