Tuesday, 26 April 2016

EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION; ARE THERE RISKS?


Emergency contraception or Morning after pill is one of the safe ways to avoid unwanted pregnancy after unprotected sexual contact or when a birth control method like condom has failed. 


This method functions by either preventing implantation of the fertilized ovum to the uterus, prevention of fertilization of the ovum or temporarily blocking the ovum from being released. Women with existing medical condition should seek medical advice for help.

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There is a lot of information displayed via the internet which is complete mismatch to the truth and has been merely made available to encourage responsible sexual behavior and avoid unnecessary use of emergency contraceptives.

Emergency pills are loaded with higher amounts of hormones and regular use is not advisable as they may have negative effects on the body. The side effects are short-term resolving some days after using the pill and are not serious. Some of the side effects associated with emergency pills include:-
  • nausea and vomiting.
  • Feeling tired.
  • Dizzy spells.
  • Heavy menstrual flow or inter-menstrual bleeding.
  • Breast tenderness.
  • Abdominal cramps.
Emergency contraception pill and infertility is a major concern and one of the frequently asked question in contraception world. There is no available data which links use of emergency pills to infertility. 
Those using emergency pills to avoid unwanted pregnancy should know that emergency pills can delay ovulation for for about 3-4 days and can cause bleeding 7 days after taking the pill. 



Emergency Contarceptiob-WebMD. Address: http://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/emergency-contraception.
Emergency contraceptiom- The morning After Pill. Drug.com. Address: http://www.drugs.com/article/emergency-contraceptive-pill.html