Facts about the morning after pill(3/4)

By Rumi Samuel Published on January 16, 2022
Facts about the morning after pill(3/4)

The emergency contraceptive pill (or the morning after pill) is a hormone pill that females can take to prevent pregnancy up to 5 days after having unprotected sex. The sooner it is assumed, the more effective it is. Emergency contraception does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), so if you have had unprotected sex, you and your partner both need to have an STI test. 

You can get the morning-after pill from the chemist, your doctor, or a sexual health clinic. Today we talk about other three facts about the emergency contraceptive pill:

The Emergency Pill does not protect you against STDs

This morning after pill is a form of emergency contraceptive, and it does not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases. These pills are only effective for preventing unwanted pregnancies, and they do not minimize the risk of contracting an STI.

If you believe you may have contracted an STD, you should consider getting tested for any symptoms. You can visit your local doctor or order an STD test kit online.

These pills contain progesterone hormones.

Similar to what is found in birth control pills; the progesterone hormones are in much higher doses in the morning after the pill. There are progesterone-only pills available as single pills or double pills that need to be taken 12 to 24 hours apart.

The Morning After Pill may have side effects.

Taking the emergency contraceptive pill may lead to rare side effects for some women. The side effects you might experience are generally not serious, and they should pass within a few days.

Here are some of the common side effects:

-       Nausea

-       Stomach Aches

-       Headaches

-       Irregular Periods

If you experience vomiting within 3 hours of taking the morning-after pill, you should visit your doctor for further advice, as you may be required to take another medicine.

Rumi Samuel

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