morning-after pill

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morn·ing-af·ter pill

Any of various oral drugs that are intended to prevent pregnancy for up to five days after sexual intercourse by delaying or inhibiting ovulation, preventing fertilization of an egg, or preventing implantation of a fertilized egg.

morning-after pill

(Pharmacology) an oral contraceptive that is effective if taken some hours after intercourse

morn′ing-af′ter pill`

a contraceptive pill containing only an estrogen and used by women after sexual intercourse.
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Noun1.morning-after pill - a large dose of estrogen taken orally within 24 to 72 hours after intercourse; prevents implantation of a fertilized ovum and so acts as a contraceptive; commonly used after rape or incest

morning-after pill

[ˌmɔːnɪŋˈɑːtəˌpɪl] npillola del giorno dopo


(ˈmoːniŋ) noun
the first part of the day, approximately up to noon. this morning; tomorrow morning.
morning-ˈafter pill noun
a contraceptive pill that a woman can take soon after having sex.
morning glory
any of various vines with funnel-shaped purple, blue, pink or white flowers that bloom early in the day.
ˈmorning dress noun
the clothes worn by a man for very formal events (eg weddings) held during the day.
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But a friend of mine told me But a friend of mine told me that if you want to have sex with a boy and you don't have have a condom, then it's OK a condom, then it's OK to get the morning-after pill the next day from the local chemist.
May stated he was comfortable with his administration's decision to allow over-the-counter sales of a morning-after pill for girls 15 and older.
On 21 February, the German Bishops' Conference decided to allow Catholic hospitals to use the morning-after pill in cases of rape, provided that the medication acts as a contraceptive and not as an abortifacient.
I've gone for the morning-after pill in the past but it's a hassle and expensive.
London, October 19 ( ANI ): Women can now buy a morning-after pill that works for up to five days after having unprotected sex - without even having to see a general practitioner (GP).
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) is offering to send the morning-after pill via post, free of charge, to women who submit an application online and talk to a nurse over the phone.
I'm a staunch believer that women should have access to as many options as possible to help them prevent unwanted pregnancies, which is why I'm in favour of the morning-after pill being easily available at this time, even stocking up over the Christmas period.
WOMEN embarking on the festive party season are being invited to stock up on free supplies of the morning-after pill.
THE DELHI government's health department on Thursday said the protocol for rape cases should include administering a morning-after pill to the victim so as to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
The morning-after pill will be available free from a network of 18 pharmacies in Swansea, including to girls under 16.
If the pilots are successful, the pill could become available over the counter like the morning-after pill.
If the pilots are successful, the Pill could be put on the same footing as the morning-after pill, which is already available at pharmacies without direct authorisation from a doctor.