morning-after pill

noun
morn·​ing-af·​ter pill | \ ˌmȯr-niŋ-ˈaf-tər- How to pronounce morning-after pill (audio) \

Definition of morning-after pill

: an oral drug usually containing high doses of estrogen taken up to usually three days after unprotected sexual intercourse that interferes with pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation or by blocking implantation of a fertilized egg in the human uterus

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Recent Examples on the Web The coronavirus pandemic also prompted the Yellowhammer Fund to begin offering free emergency contraception, commonly known as the morning-after pill, by mail to people in Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle. NBC News, "Fact check: Trump says giving states a list of labs caused testing to 'skyrocket'," 28 Apr. 2020 Wait, is that the same thing as the morning-after pill? Anna Borges, SELF, "11 Questions You Probably Have About the Abortion Pill, Answered by Doctors," 11 Nov. 2019 In 2016 the foundation filed a judicial protest, signed by 100 Maltese women, claiming that the nationwide ban of the morning-after pill (which is not abortifacient) was a violation of their human rights. The Economist, "Malta is the last EU country to have a full ban on abortion," 27 July 2019 Reed said the office offers birth control, cancer screenings, general health care, STD testing, pregnancy testing and the morning-after pill but does not perform surgical abortions on site. USA TODAY, "Charlottesville remembered, drive-thru ban, ketchup karma: News from around our 50 states," 13 Aug. 2019 There are two types of morning-after pills: A brand called Ella uses the drug ulipristal acetate to delay ovulation, and according to Planned Parenthood, is the most effective type of morning-after pill. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "6 Ways You Can Still Get Pregnant After Taking Emergency Contraception," 18 July 2019 Because of the policy, countless women have lost access to emergency contraception — such as the morning-after pill — and the availability of regular contraception has become erratic, Nyandat said. Linda Givetash, NBC News, "Trump's foreign aid policies endanger women, experts say," 2 July 2019 Elisabeth's feud with Barbara happened on August 2, 2006, when the two were arguing about a proposal from the FDA that would allow the morning-after pill to be offered over the counter. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "‘The View’ Fans Shocked at EXPLOSIVE Audio of Elisabeth Hasselbeck After a Feud With Barbara Walters," 5 Apr. 2019 Here’s a quick primer on how the morning-after pill works. Korin Miller, SELF, "What to Do If You Took the Morning-After Pill, Then Had Unprotected Sex," 25 Jan. 2019

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Morning-after pill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morning-after%20pill. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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morning-after pill

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English Language Learners Definition of morning-after pill

: a pill that a woman takes after having sex so that she will not become pregnant

morning-after pill

noun
morn·​ing-af·​ter pill | \ ˌmȯr-niŋ-ˈaf-tər- How to pronounce morning-after pill (audio) \

Medical Definition of morning-after pill

: an oral drug typically containing high doses of estrogen taken up to usually three days after unprotected sexual intercourse that interferes with pregnancy by inhibiting ovulation or by blocking implantation of a fertilized egg in the human uterus

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