What is emergency contraception?
It is a contraception method that is used, when unprotected sexual intercourse takes place, to avoid an unplanned pregnancy.
3 methods commonly available.
*One is an oral progestogen-only hormonal method (levonorgestrel), which is also available across the counter in pharmacies.- Trade names incude Postinor / Morning after pill.
*The second is the copper-bearing intrauterine device (IUD).
- The third is ulipristal acetate (ellaOne®)
All has it’s time duration to be which it should be consumed or inserted.
Emergency is for emergency only. Do not make it a routine to consume emergency pills. The high dose of hormones do no good if taken multiple times in a cycle.