Over 1 million US women use morning-after pill every year
February 15, 2013
5.8 million American women used the morning-after pill between 2006 and 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
24% of users have taken it twice, and 17% have taken it three times or more, according to the report.
“Plan B, much like regular birth control, stops pregnancy by blocking the release of a woman's egg, or it may prevent fertilization or implantation in the uterus,” the Reuters news agency reported. In preventing the implantation of a newly-conceived human being in the uterus, the morning-after pill, like other oral contraceptives, thus potentially acts as an abortifacient.