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I just have a quick question...Emergency Contracept is how effective if I go the day after?

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More than 75% effective according to clinical studies that measured failure rates for time spans extending 72 hours. The sooner the better, essentially. I don't have a more precise number, but the chances are good.

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And do you have any information on how easy/quick I can get EC from Planned Parenthood.I know that the one I want to go to is free because of my age.. thanks

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The best people to talk to about that is the Planned Parenthood you're planning to go to.
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But the problem there is, I want to get there tommorow, but I cant scedule a appointment this late, and I'd really like to get the EC ASAP, when's the latest I can get it that it'll still be effective...?

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It's best to take it as soon as possible, but it can be effective up to 5 days after the risk (though, studies show it's more effective within 72 hours).

If you call the Planned Parenthood or even walk in, I'm sure they could do all they could to get you the EC that day if as all possible, and probably at the latest the very next day after that.

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Do all or most Planned Parenthood carry EC?

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Yes, if I'm not mistaken, all Planned Parenthood should carry EC, or at the very least be able to direct you to somewhere nearby that will.

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They will take walk in's though right, and I'll be able to pick it up tommorow if I go, correct?

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Most likely, you can always call ahead first just to confirm.

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