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14 questions about the morning-after pill

Normally, after taking the morning-after pill, the usual menstrual period occurs at the usual time. It may start a few days earlier or later. If it remains overdue for more than 5 days, you should consult a doctor to rule out a possible pregnancy. The morning-after pill will not affect the result of a pregnancy test.


After taking the morning-after pill, you do not have to see a doctor in principle. However, if you experience severe side effects such as heavy bleeding or pain, or if your menstrual period does not occur at the expected time, you should consult a gynecologist.


If you have taken the morning-after pill, use a barrier method (e.g. condom, possibly a diaphragm) until your next menstrual period, even if you are taking the pill.


The morning-after pill can also be taken if you have used the contraceptive pill and forgot to take it or if it could not be taken due to gastrointestinal problems. In this case, after taking the morning-after pill, you should continue to take your conventional pill normally until the end of your cycle the next day. Nevertheless, you should also use a barrier method (e.g. condom or diaphragm) for contraception. If there is no menstrual period in the next pill-free interval, you should take a pregnancy test.