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The primary mechanism of action of levonorgestrel as a progestogen-only emergency contraceptive pill is to prevent fertilization by inhibition of ovulation. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) has issued a statement that: "review of the evidence suggests that LNG [levonorgestreol] ECPs cannot prevent implantation of a fertilized egg. Language on implantation should not be included in LNG ECP product labeling." In June 2012, a New York Times editorial called on the FDA to remove from the label the unsupported suggestion that levonorgestrel emergency contraceptive pills inhibit implantation.
I dont agree at all. I have seen dozens of people on here flat out call it an abortion pill, and even more try to loosely connect it to abortion.
Originally posted by littled16
reply to post by captaintyinknots
I think that most people understand that it is not an "abortion" pill. I believe the concern is more about young girls using it without parental knowledge and the complications that could arise without supervision. For instance, it is intended to be used as "emergency" contraception, but there are lots of teen girls who have an "emergency" several times per month- so what are the possible long term effects of using the medicine too frequently? Before you put forth that it is too expensive I would point out that a lot of kids these days have entirely too much money or can get their hands on it more easily than kids could when I was a teenager. Also I have heard it causes too much discomfort for any girl to want to use it regularly, but having sat many times over the years in my former OB/GYN's office (who was also an abortion doctor) there are already girls who use abortion as their "emergency birth control" and I'm sure that is much more uncomfortable than the morning after pill. So what are the medical implications of over-use of the morning after pill by young girls?