In May, the makers of Vagisil, the popular over-the-counter cream for vaginal itching and irritation, launched Preventeza, their own version of the emergency contraceptive pill (ECP). This is a good thing: with more options available from online and local retailers, emergency contraception becomes more accessible and more people can prevent unplanned pregnancies. We’ll walk you through your options and ways to save. See More
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Emergency contraception (Plan B or the “morning-after pill”) has changed so much in the past few years, it can be difficult to know where things stand. There are more options than ever before to prevent pregnancy after birth control failure or unprotected sex, and many are now available over-the-counter.
To get you up to speed, here’s a Plan B timeline, from its initial approval to the present:
What is Ella? The latest in emergency contraception:
Whoops! Emergency contraception (EC) can prevent pregnancy soon after unprotected intercourse, sexual assault, or failure or improper use of a birth control method. EC reduces the risk of pregnancy when used up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected intercourse.
Almost 50% of all pregnancies and more than 82% of teen pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended. See More
Medications that increase health care costs without improving care are silly, and doctors love to hate ‘em. “PharManure” is the brilliant term used to describe these medications. Here is a list my colleagues and I love to hate: