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Antibiotic doxycycline can be morning-after pill for high-risk patients after unprotected sex, CDC suggests

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) proposed a new guideline this week for high-risk patients to take the antibiotic known as doxycycline as a morning-after pill to decrease the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). 

Experts say health officials will likely endorse the guideline, which was published on Monday in the Federal Register.

The public has 45 days to comment on the proposal.

Doxycycline is a cheap antibiotic that has been available for more than 40 years, according to the Associated Press. 

A year ago, San Francisco’s health department began promoting doxycycline as a morning-after prevention measure, the AP also reported.

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