Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception is a way to prevent pregnancy after sexual intercourse. As Over 95% of pregnancies are prevented by the use of emergency contraception.

For the emergency contraception pill to be effective, the pill should be taken within 3 to 5 days after an unsafe sexual intercourse. This depends on the type of pill taken and your physician would discuss the most appropriate one to take with you. The use of an emergency contraceptive pill can make your next period earlier, later or more painful than usual.

Side Effects

You may experience symptoms such as:

  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Headaches

When to see your GP.

  • If your period is more than 7 days late.
  • If your period is shorter or lighter than its usual.
  • If you experience a sudden pain in your lower stomach.

If the above-mentioned symptoms don’t go away after a few days, then you must consult a GP.

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