Humanities
What is the difference between RU486 and “Plan B”?

Question Description

What is the difference between RU486 and “Plan B”?

Final Answer

The two medications are very different. Emergency contraception (also known as Plan B or the "Morning-After Pill") is high dose progesterone (a hormone which is also found in birth control pills).  It helps to prevent pregnancy by delaying ovulation or preventing an egg from implanting in the uterus.  If you take emergency contraception but become pregnant anyway, the medication does not harm the embryo, and if you choose to continue the pregnancy there is no higher risk of complications.

The abortion pill (also known as mifepristone, mifeprex, RU486, or medication abortion) is a progesterone blocker.  It terminates a pregnancy that has already been implanted. The abortion pill has a 96-99% effectiveness rate. If the abortion fails, serious birth defects could result; for this reason, patients must be prepared to complete the abortion with an aspiration procedure.


sobia (165)
Rice University

Anonymous
Top quality work from this tutor! I’ll be back!

Anonymous
It’s my second time using SP and the work has been great back to back :) The one and only resource on the Interwebs for the work that needs to be done!

Anonymous
Thanks, good work

Studypool
4.7
Trustpilot
4.5
Sitejabber
4.4

Brown University





1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology




2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University




982 Tutors

Columbia University





1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University





2113 Tutors

Emory University





2279 Tutors

Harvard University





599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



2319 Tutors

New York University





1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University





1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University





2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University





932 Tutors

Princeton University





1211 Tutors

Stanford University





983 Tutors

University of California





1282 Tutors

Oxford University





123 Tutors

Yale University





2325 Tutors