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

Examples of morning-after pill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The morning-after pill is less effective in people who weigh more than 155 pounds. Megan Rodriguez, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Oct. 2021 After losing her virginity, Sunny (Kuhoo Verma) tries to track down the morning-after pill with the help of her best friend, Lupe (Victoria Moroles). Emma Specter, Vogue, 28 May 2021 Kevin Grundy, a consumer goods analyst at Jefferies, said condoms have been losing market share in recent years to other forms of contraception, including the morning-after pill for women. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 30 Apr. 2021 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, 28 Apr. 2020 Wait, is that the same thing as the morning-after pill? Anna Borges, SELF, 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, 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, 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, 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of morning-after pill

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 27 Nov. 2021.

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morning-after pill

noun

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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