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.