12 Things about Emergency Contraceptives You Should Know ...

Thanks to the complicated past of Plan B (a very popular emergency contraceptive), there are a lot of misunderstandings and myths about emergency contraceptives.

Below, I am going to give you 12 things about emergency contraceptives you should know…


First of all, you should not confuse Plan B or any of the other emergency contraceptives with RU-486, which is used in a medical abortion.

They are two different things.

RU-486 contacts a synthetic steroid known as mifepristone, which intercepts the body’s production of progesterone, which is necessary for pregnancy.

Plan B does not have anything to do with progesterone.