IS TAKING AN EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION PILL SAFE?

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An emergency contraceptive pill is a birth control method that is taken after sex, which is different from a typical birth control method, hence the name morning-after pill.

You can take this pill, in case of any emergency, to prevent pregnancy. This pill is considered 79-85% effective in most cases. Though there is no assurance that pregnancy will be prevented.

Many women are skeptical about taking the pill because they are not sure if a morning after pill is safe to take.

This pill is a good solution during an emergency but you cannot expect it to be without any side effects. Many women do experience these effects and some don’t, but if you want to take this pill you should have the right information concerning it.

HOW DOES AN EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVE PILL AFFECT A WOMAN’S BODY?

If you take a pill and experience some issues, it is rather normal in this case. The pill is meant to release a few hormones in your body to be able to prevent pregnancy. That task generally affects the usual hormone cycle of the body and hence the side effects.

THE SIDE EFFECTS INCLUDE:

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pains
  • Cramps
  • Irregularity in the menstrual cycle.

If you take the pill and experience any of the problems stated above, then there might not be anything wrong, but it is still advisable to go see a doctor to ensure nothing is wrong.

The pill usually works better if it is taken immediately after or under 24 hours of intercourse. The later you take the pill, the less are its chances to work.

It must not be considered a regular form of contraceptive and you must not reside on it regularly, because the pill is only meant for emergency purposes.