What is emergency contraception?

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.