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ShortAndSweet
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Can Plan B be harmful if taken continuously after sex? I have had sex twice last week and each time I am frightened about pregnancy, so I have purchased it and taken it. I am going to look into a form on birth control, but until then is it bad to take each time I have sex?
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AmityJane
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Yeah, it is a bad idea to take it too often because it can increase the risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy later, and is generally not good for you. If you are worried about getting pregnant, I know it seems like an inconvenience but you really should just either use condoms or not have sex. Plan B shouldn't be taken regularly as a form of contraception.
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ShortAndSweet
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Yea we use condoms, but I am not on birth control...

Like I said I am going to look into a form of birth control. So, this is not a good thing for me to do?

Are condoms enough to protect against pregnancy?

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Kachina
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First, Plan B does NOT increase risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. There is no evidence that it is any more dangerous than other birth control pills.

The main reason we don't recommend it as a primary form of contraception is it is not as effective as other kinds, and it would be very expensive used regularly. It is called emergency contraception because it is made for if you have an emergency situation, like the condom broke, or you realized you missed some birth control pills, or if you are raped.

If you are using condoms you don't need to take Plan B unless a condom breaks or slips off.

Emergency Contraception (Plan B or the Morning-After-Pill)
Can I just use EC instead of other birth control?

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