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Who should take ContraplanII

Contraplanll® is available for any woman who needs it. The sooner you take Contraplanll®, the better it works. You should use Contraplanll® within 120 hours (5 days) after you have had unprotected sex or experienced birth control failure.

Contraplanll® is a backup method of birth control you can use when:

  • You didn’t use any birth control method before intercourse.
  • Your regular birth control method failed (e.g., your partner’s condom broke or slipped)
  • There was an issue with your regular method (e.g., you forgot to take your regular birth control pill)

Do not take Contraplanll® if:

  • you’re already pregnant.
  • If you’re allergic to or any of the ingredients in Contraplanll®
  • In place of regular birth control, because it’s not as effective

Emergency contraceptive can be used in a number of situations following sexual intercourse:

  1. When no contraceptive has been used.
  2. When there is a contraceptive failure or incorrect use, including:
    1. Condom breakage, slippage, or incorrect use.
    2. Three or more consecutively missed combined oral contraceptive pills.
    3. Lactating mother whom take daily contraceptive pills.
    4. Non lactating women whom take daily combined oral contraceptive pills and miss 3 or more consecutive days.
    5. Progestogen-only injection taken more than two weeks late.
    6. The combined estrogen-plus-progestogen monthly injection taken more than seven days late.
    7. Failed withdrawal (e.g. Ejaculation in the vagina or on external genitalia).
    8. Failure of a spermicide suppository to melt inside vagina.
    9. Miscalculation of the periodic abstinence method, or failure to abstain or use a barrier method on the fertile

      days of the cycle.

    10. Expulsion or partial movement of an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD)