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Aristo Glossary

Medical terms explained in simple English.

Emergency contraceptive pill

As the name implies, the emergency contraceptive pill, also called "morning after pill", is used in cases of emergency (e.g., after accidents with contraception) after intercourse when a pregnancy is not desired. The emergency contraceptive pill must be taken as soon as possible after intercourse and can be obtained without a prescription in German pharmacies.


Please read the instructions before use, be aware of contraindications
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