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The Science Behind ‘Plan B’ (VIDEO)

May 29, 2013 by Justin Lehmiller

Despite the fact that birth control has become widespread over the past few decades, many controversies and misunderstandings persist. One area where much confusion remains is the topic of emergency contraception, sold in pharmacies under the name “Plan B.” In particular, many people mistakenly think that Plan B is a form of abortion. So, to clear things up once and for all, check out the video below by ASAP Science that explains exactly what Plan B does and does not do inside the female body.

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller
Founder & Owner of Sex and Psychology

Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.

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