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How ContraplanII® Works


If you’re going to take ContraplanII® , you need to know how it works.

So let’s start with the facts.


Emergency contraception that works by temporarily delaying ovulation or directly inhibit fertilization or inhibit implantation.

Similar to birth control pills, Contraplan II® works by temporarily delaying the release of an egg from the ovary until there’s no egg to meet the sperm.

it also slows down the active forward movement of sperm by thickening the cervical mucus

A backup plan that won’t impact your ability to get pregnant later on

Not ready right now, but think you might want to get pregnant in the future? Taking ContraplanII® now to help prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse won’t hurt your ability to get pregnant in the future.

Available for purchase at all major pharmacies

Quickest & easiest option for preventing unplanned intercourse

What ContraplanII® isn’t:

Not regular birth control

Since ContraplanII® only stays in your body for a short amount of time, it’s not meant to be used as a regular birth control method. You can and should immediately continue taking your regular birth control—or start using one—after taking ContraplanII® .

Not an abortion pill

It won’t affect an existing pregnancy.

Won’t protect against HIV/AIDS or other STDs

ContraplanII® will help prevent pregnancy before it starts, but it won’t prevent any sexually transmitted diseases. You should always use a barrier method, like condoms, to prevent STDs.

ContraplanII® is safe and effective

ContraplanII® shouldn’t be used as a regular form of birth control, as it only stays in your body for a short amount of time and works to help prevent pregnancy after only one instance of unprotected sex. If you find that you are using emergency contraception frequently, talk to your doctor about finding a regular birth control method that’s right for you—as regular birth control pills are more effective.

Keep in mind: ContraplanII® won’t interfere with your regular birth control methods or make them any less effective.

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