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plan B

A secondary "backup" plan to be undertaken should one's original plan fail or prove unfeasible. We're running a bit late, so how about plan B: Instead of getting dinner before the movie, let's just get some popcorn at the theater and eat something proper afterward. Well, the diagnostics test didn't reveal any issues with the server. Do you have a plan B?
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plan B

COMMON Someone's plan B is a second plan they have that they will use if their first plan is not successful. It was too late to rethink my plan, and due to the fact that I didn't have a plan B, I was stuck with it.
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plan B

an alternative strategy.
1999 8 Days And if that doesn't work, well, there's always Plan B.
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He wasn't able to land it, so he personally flew himself and the Plan B filmer back to Canada a week later to handle business.
Generic versions of the morning-after pill are said to cost about $10 less than Plan B.
FDA first approved Plan B as an emergency contraceptive for prescription use in 1999, and Plan B's manufacturers first applied to offer the drug over the counter a decade ago.
To understand why scientists believe that the IUD, Plan B and ella are not abortifacients, it is important first to understand the biology of conception.
In fact, studies exploring exactly this question have found that young women aged 12-17 are just as capable as older women of understanding the EC label, and can safely use Plan B on their own.
A younger crowd, in their late 20s and early 30s, is who Plan B targets, says Golden.
The probable explanation for this unseemly bickering is the underlying misconception that Plan B prevents implantation and is therefore an abortifacient rather than a contraceptive--a sort of 'do-it-yourself' abortion pill.
Unlike RU-486, which terminates an existing pregnancy, Plan B prevents ovulation, making a pregnancy nearly impossible.
It's troublesome that any pharmacist responsible for dispensing Plan B over the counter could think that use of an emergency contraceptive could lead to an increase in STDs among young people.
However welcome this news is, over-the-counter access to Plan B is still denied to a vital subset of women: adolescents.
Jim Greenwood, a pro-abortion Republican from Pennsylvania, excitedly announced that the Bush administration was likely to flip-flop on the issue and make Plan B available over the counter (OTC).
Boston -- A single dose of Plan B (levonorgestrel) alters the timing and duration of the menstrual period that immediately follows emergency contraception, according to a new study.
Though Plan B dosing approved by the Food and Drug Administration consists of two 0.
In addition, the researchers compared each Plan B users' bleeding pattern with her usual bleeding pattern reported at study entry.
At a joint meeting of the FDA's nonprescription drugs and reproductive health drugs advisory committees, the panels voted 23-4 in favor of the OTC switch for the product, which is marketed as Plan B.