Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception
Emergency Contraception is a method to avoid pregnancy after an unprotected sex. It is not to be used as a frequent birth control measure. Emergency contraceptives should not be used as a contraceptive method in women who are sexually active or planning to become sexually active.Emergency contraceptive pills are sometimes called the morning-after pill. This pill has to be taken within 72 hrs of unprotected sex. These pills contain high doses of the same hormones that are in birth control pills.It is mostly a single doses product. But some brands have to be taken as 2 doses, 12 hrs apart. One must follow the advice available with the pill.
A woman is most likely to become pregnant if sexual intercourse occurs in the few days before or after ovulation, release of an egg from the ovary. This pill prevents pregnancy either by preventing ovulation, or by preventing the union of sperm with the egg or by preventing the embedding of the fertilized egg in the uterus.
Another Emergency Contraceptive measure that is possible is use of Intrauterine Device. This devie is Copper T. It can be inserted up to 5 days after unprotected sexual intercourse but should be inserted as soon as possible. The IUD can be removed after your next menstrual period, when it is confirmed that you are not pregnant. You can use the IUD for long-term birth control. The copper IUD can be left in place for up to 10 years for contraception, and it is a reversible form of birth control.

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