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Emergency Contraception (cont.)

Exams and Tests

Your health care provider may wish to meet with you or may be willing to provide a prescription without an office visit. He or she may ask simple questions such as the following:

  • Is it possible that you are already pregnant?

  • Do you use any sort of contraception regularly?

  • Is it possible that you have been exposed to sexually transmitted infections?
It is important to be honest with your health care provider.

For an office visit, a physical examination, other than simple vital signs (temperature, pulse, blood pressure), may or may not be performed. Consider testing for sexually transmitted infections if you may have been exposed.

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