Plan B


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Plan B

(plăn)
A trademark for a drug that contains levonorgestrel and is a form of emergency contraception.

contingency plan

A generic term for an arrangement made for a patient in the event that his/her original care plan fails or is unviable—e.g., either the care coordinator is unavailable or part of a care plan cannot be carried out on short notice.
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Case in point: On a trip to a newly reset CVS store in the Northeast, Plan B was found in the feminine health and male adult section at the end of the condom aisle on the top shelf.
The drug Plan B is also artificial progestin and therefore impedes the sperm from entering the uterus in the same way as the IUD.
The March court decision agreed with the experts, finding that the FDA's justification for limiting over-the-counter access to Plan B to women age 18 and older "runs counter to the evidence" and "is so implausible that it could not be ascribed to a difference in view or the product of agency expertise.
But at Plan B, Golden estimates that 60 to 70 percent of his customers know exactly what they want when it comes to cocktails.
It is highly unlikely that Plan B affects tubal function, as ectopic rates for its users are slightly lower than national averages.
After she left the FDA, Wood embarked on an eight-month tour, speaking about Plan B, the agency and her resignation.
For both reasons, Planned Parenthood provides confidential medical care and counseling on Plan B, and prescribes it to women of all ages.
Despite the assumed alleviation Plan B would have on these unhappy realities, the argument for barring teens from over-the-counter access to the drug should be closely considered.
a fellow pro-abortionist, announced that they would refuse to confirm President Bush's nominee to head the FDA, Andrew von Eschenbach, until the Plan B pill was approved.
The new study's message--that Plan B merely hastens the end of a cycle and that this effect is short-lived--will reassure many women.
Plan B taken in the first 3 weeks of a menstrual cycle significantly shortened the cycle, compared with the women's own usual cycle and the cycles in the external control group.
When taken within 72 hours of one act of unprotected intercourse, Plan B can reduce the chance of pregnancy by 89%, but if taken within 24 hours of unprotected intercourse, it can reduce the risk of pregnancy by 95%, Dr.