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morning-after pill Syllabification: morn·ing-af·ter pill
Pronunciation: /ˌmôrniNG ˈaftər ˌpil/

Definition of morning-after pill in English:


A contraceptive pill that is effective up to about seventy-two hours after intercourse.
Example sentences
  • Pharmacists also face a dilemma because the morning-after pill is only effective if it is taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex.
  • Girls as young as 12 will be able to get the morning-after pill from special sex clinics where they will be sent by school nurses.
  • If taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse, the morning-after pill has been shown to reduce the risk of pregnancy by close to 90 percent.
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