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Does Taking Multiple Birth Control Pills at Once Work the Same as the Morning After Pill?

4 days ago   |   By Cleveland Clinic

Q: Is it true that I can double up on birth control pills instead of buying the morning after pill as a form of emergency contraception?
A: There is a well-studied method of emergency contraception called the Yuzpe method that involves taking a higher dose of regular birth control pills that contain both progestin and estrogen.
But it's not the preferred method, because it causes more side effects and is less effective than other methods such as:
Levonorgestrel. Ulpristal acetate. Copper-releasing IUD.
The Yuzpe method should be used only when you can't get one of those more effective...
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