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I don't remember who on my flist I got this link from, but it's important for all of you having sex who don't want/aren't ready for a baby.
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I remember now... it was caitirin
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It's a site where you can put your zip code in and it will tell you the closest places to get Emergency Contraception (EC), also called Plan B.

This is not the abortion pill!
EC is also known as the morning after pill.

If the condom breaks, if you get drunk and have unprotected sex, if you have sex against your will, if for any reason after having sex you are at risk of an unwanted pregnancy, EC can prevent it.

It is the same hormones as Birth Control Pills, just in a more concentrated dose.

This is something I feel should always be available to anyone who needs it.

Having EC available does not promote promiscuity and unsafe sex, it just prevents unwanted children. Condoms are still a cheaper & more reliable option. But sometimes they fail, and sometimes they aren't used.

EC is called "Plan B" because it isn't supposed to be your primary method of birth control. With good reason. If it is something you have to take, it most likely will make you nauseous as all hell for a day because of all the hormones. It's not fun, but it's better than the alternative.

So use condoms, because as a caller to the Penn Jillette radio show said, "I'm not a bigger slut because I have condoms, I'm a safer slut." but if that plan should fail, here is the link to where you can find Plan B.

Emergency Contraception, Plan B, Morning-After Pill...

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hellziggy
Sep. 20th, 2006 04:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, it was '90 or '91 when I took it and I was queasy as hell. I also couldn't handle the smell of oregano for a couple years without feeling queasy because I'd tried to eat Italian food and so my sense memory associated it with nausea.

The ovulation thing? I'd always been told that was what birth control did. Then once I had really bad pain in my abdomen but the doc said it was ovulation. I was all "Nope. Not possible. I'm on the pill." but he said most pills don't stop ovulation, instead they prevent the egg from implanting on the uterine wall.
genevra
Sep. 20th, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)
From my medication info leaflet: These hormones prevent pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg. They also change the womb and cervical mucus, making it more difficult for an egg to meet sperm or for the fertilized egg to attach to the wall of the womb.
scubagrrl
Sep. 21st, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC)
The pill prevents ovulation. They convince your ovaries that you're already pregnant, so no need to release an egg. Then at some point it turns the hormones around so you can have a period. Some forms eliminate that week of "no hormones" and you only have 4 periods a year. Seems weird to me but some girls like that.

EC prevents conception. Made me nauseous. Better than nothing though.
genevra
Sep. 20th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
It'll make you nauseous for at least a day, sometimes longer.
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genevra
Sep. 20th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure which my roomie took, but I seem to recall her being sick for a couple of days. Could've been the older kind...
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genevra
Sep. 20th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
It was just a couple of years ago. No more than 3.
genevra
Sep. 20th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
Of course, she's kinda sensitive to such things, so it may have just been her.
hellziggy
Sep. 20th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
For me it was back in '91 or so, so it was definitely the old fashioned ones.
I got really lucky. I'd never even heard of such a thing, but my appointment at the campus clinic for me to get on the pill just happened to be the day after I'd had a condom break. I didn't think there was anything to do but wait and hope, but the wonderful nurse there got me the moring after pills.
(Um, but of course I'm just making this up because I was a virgin when I married Rick. Yup. Really. Hmmm. You don't believe me, do you?)
caitirin
Sep. 20th, 2006 12:14 pm (UTC)
This was much more intelligent than what I posted! Thank you! I might point to this post for more explanation if you don't mind.
hellziggy
Sep. 20th, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC)
Go right ahead! :)
caitirin
Sep. 20th, 2006 12:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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