5 Facts About the Morning After Pill
Even though you are always careful with contraception, accidents can happen. Perhaps your method of birth control failed or you got caught up in the moment and simply forgot to use any. Now that the fun is over, you are in a panic because you don’t want to end up pregnant.
If you do not want to become pregnant, there are ways to stop an unwanted pregnancy quickly and effectively. Commonly referred to as the ‘morning after pill,’ emergency contraceptive pills can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy.
The Emergency Contraceptive Pill is Not an Abortion Pill
These pills only reduce the risk of pregnancy and will not end a pregnancy. They work by delaying ovulation in an effort to stop fertilisation so they will not affect a pregnancy that has already started.
The Emergency Contraceptive Pill is Designed for Emergencies Only
This form of contraceptive is designed as a last resort only and should not be relied upon as a regular method of birth control. If you find you are taking the morning after pill often, you should speak with your GP about other birth control options.
The Pills Contain Progesterone Hormones
Morning after pills contain a high dose of the hormone progesterone. Because the dose is so much higher than what is found in typical birth control pills, taking them long term can have negative effects on your menstrual cycle and health.
The Morning After Pill Can Be Very Effective
The sooner you take it after unprotected sex, the more effective it will be. Some pills you can take up to 3 days after unprotected sex, but it is recommended to take it as soon as possible for maximum effect to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.
There are Different Types of Morning After Pills
While they work in similar ways, there are different types of emergency contraception. The two most popular ones are Levonorgestrel and EllaOne. Levonorgestrel can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex and EllaOne can be taken within 5 days.
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