The brand of EC now widespread (PlanB) has been approved by the FDA as safe for use in females aged 14 and up. There don't seem to be any long-term hamrful effects, since they are, in essence, just larger doses of the progesterone found in birth control pills.
However, it's also not made to be used as a primary method of birth control, and taking it often could really mess up a woman's cycle. But a dose here and there? No worries.
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