April 19, 2005
Plan B when your pharmacist is an asshole
From Trish Wilson, I learn that Plan B emergency contraception is not actually a new drug; it's just two high doses of ordinary birth control pills spaced 12 hours apart. She provides some info on using ordinary pills to make your own Plan B. Even if you will never need to know how to make emergency contraception for yourself, this is good information just in case, say, your college-age sister had a night of bad judgement and is freaking out the next morning. Remember that emergency contraception is most effective during the first 24 hours after unprotected intercourse, and still somewhat effective for a few days after that.