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I wanted to share a story with ya’ll that can be a little controversial, but in my opinion that’s only because people don’t really understand. Knowledge is power though, right?! I truly believe that if people would look into this more, they would realize it’s an important product on the market. You’ve probably figured out what I’m talking about from the featured photo above, but today I’m going to discuss Plan B One-Step Emergency Contraception.
The controversial part is that people think this is an abortion pill & by taking this pill you are terminating an existing pregnancy. This is NOT the case. Plan B One-Step’s active ingredient is levonorgestrel, which is the same ingredient in many common birth control pills, it’s just in a single, higher dose. So, you are not terminating a pregnancy by taking Plan B, truth is if you’re already pregnant it’s not going to change that. You’re going to still be pregnant after taking Plan B. But if you take Plan B as directed, within 72 hours after birth control failure or unprotected sex, the main result will be that it delays ovulation and helps prevent pregnancy BEFORE it starts. The sooner you take it, the better it works. So, you’re not ending an existing pregnancy, you’re just preventing it from happening, and 7 out of 8 women that take Plan B after unprotected sex can prevent a pregnancy that would’ve happened otherwise.
We all make mistakes and accidents do happen. You could be the safest sexually active person in the world & still have a condom break or forget to take your birth control. That’s what Plan B One-Step is here for, those accidents/mistakes. One of my dear friends, while we were in our early twenties in college, had a “wild night out”. She woke up the next morning in a complete panic, because while with a guy the night before, she had not used a condom. Of course, that’s bad, we all know that. Now she had to hope & pray she didn’t catch an STD, and on top of that worry about being pregnant. She needed to schedule a visit to the clinic to be tested for STDs asap but what was she going to do about the possible baby part. I had heard of Plan B, although I didn’t know much about it, but told her we could go to the store right then & pick it up.
You do not need an ID or a prescription to purchase the product. However, Plan B does not protect against STDs. Plan B One-Step costs around $50, which to a college student is a lot, but a baby would cost A LOT more! It wasn’t that she didn’t want kids. She just didn’t want them while unmarried in college, which I completely understand, and taking Plan B does not impact long-term fertility in any way.
So, we drove to our local CVS, it was in the same section as condoms, paid & went back to the apartment to read up more about what to do, expect, etc. Plan B is just a single tablet you take by mouth and voilà, that’s it. After taking the pill, she still had that fear of “what if it didn’t work for me” & “what will I do”, which honestly helped her realize she didn’t want to make that mistake again of unprotected sex. Weeks passed for her with worrying & worrying but finally her period started & after many negative pregnancy tests, just to double check, she came to the realization that it had worked. Plan B One Step helped prevent her from being pregnant. That’s the key word in all of this, that I don’t think a lot of people understand, it’s a method of PREVENTION.
I couldn’t imagine my life without my 18month old daughter in it. I’m beyond blessed to have her, but there were many times in my late teens/ early twenties that I would have not been responsible enough to handle it at that time. And like I said before, it doesn’t matter how safe you are mistakes & accidents can happen. Sometimes you’re not in a healthy place in life, responsible mentally/financially, or whatever the instance may be and Plan B One-Step will help in the prevention of pregnancy so you can wait until you’re comfortable. Of course, Plan B should not whatsoever be you’re only contraceptive, this is only for emergencies. If you’re sexually active, talk to your healthcare provider about what form of regular birth control would work best for you. But for those emergency situations like my friend had, it’s nice knowing you have another lifeline out there.
You don’t have to take my word for this though, read up on Plan B One-Step, it’s truly a product every woman should know about. http://cbi.as/a1z
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