The morning after pill is an effective way of stopping you getting pregnant after unprotected sex. It delays the release of an egg (ovulation) to stop fertilisation, but for this to work it must be taken as soon as possible after having sex. 

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