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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Mode of action of dl-norgestrel and ethinylestradiol combination in postcoital contraception.
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75 mg levonorgestrel for postcoital contraception in Thailand, Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 2000, 25(3):185-190.
In fact, it has entirely different term to describe it: Emergency postcoital contraception.
On college campuses including Yale University and Boston College, students began a heavy grassroots push for access to contraception, while student health services and some researchers began testing the off-label use of the one form of postcoital contraception then available: diethylstilbestrol, or DES.
Also consider providing a patient who is sexually active (or contemplating sexual activity) with a prescription for emergency, postcoital contraception.
Two months after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially announced that certain regimens of combined oral contraceptives were safe and effective for postcoital contraception, the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) in the Department of Health and Human Services sent a guidance letter to its regional program offices about what had conventionally come to be known as emergency contraception.
Comparison of Yuzpe regimen, danazol and mifepristone (RU486) in oral postcoital contraception.
Contrary to evidence in the medical literature, more than 60% of respondents thought pelvic inflammatory disease and ectopic pregnancy were major risks of intrauterine device use; 50% thought IUD failure was a major risk; and fewer than one-third would recommend an IUD as an option for nulliparous women, for postcoital contraception, for women with fibroids, or for women who had pelvic inflammatory disease within the last year (Can.