How does Plan B work?

The synthetic (artificial) hormones in the morning after pill are the same hormones used in many birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. The hormone used in Plan B changes the body’s signals so that pregnancy is prevented by temporarily stopping the release of an egg from the ovary, or it may prevent fertilization. It may also prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus.

The Plan B pill is not effective in terminating an existing pregnancy or an ectopic (tubal).

If you are interested in learning more about emergency contraception or birth control, contact Northland Family Planning today.