Emergency Contraceptive and Menstrual Delay

Emergency Contraceptive and Menstrual Delay
Published on, 08 August, 2023. Answered by Dr. Shoroq Elbeshbeshy and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


Does the use of mifepristone as an emergency contraceptive cause a delay in the menstrual period?



Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


The use of mifepristone as contraception can potentially delay your periods. It works by interfering with the hormone progesterone, which is essential for the maintenance of pregnancy. Consequently, it can disrupt the normal hormonal balance and potentially delay your menstrual cycle.




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Dr. Shoroq Elbeshbeshy

Obstetrician and Gynecologist

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