morning after pillThe morning after pill works by delaying the release of an egg (ovulation). This stops the sperm from coming into contact with the egg and prevents fertilisation.  

The earlier you take the pill after unprotected sex, the more likely it is to work.

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Authored Jan 10, 2022 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jan 10, 2022 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm