How many yaz birth control pills is the equivalent to plan b

Not Medical Advice: Medical professionals say 10 active Yaz birth control pills may be used in place of Plan B for emergency contraception. Five active pills must be taken at once and another 5 active pills should be taken 12 hours later. There is 20ug of ethinyl estradiol in each active pink pill. Speak to a doctor before using this method as emergency contraception.

Emergency contraception should be used within 24 to 72 hours of unprotected sex.

When taking any birth control pill seek immediate medical attention if you experience sudden shortness of breath, blindness, headaches, severe pain in your chest or legs, trouble speaking, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg, yellowing of the skin or eyes, or trouble speaking.

In birth control buzz, the FDA recently approved Skyla, a hormone-releasing system that prevents pregnancy for up to three years. Skyla is placed in the uterus during a doctor's visit and is said to be more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.

Updated on Friday, January 25 2013 at 06:08AM EST
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