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A Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception, often referred to as the "morning-after pill," is a method used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. Emergency contraception is NOT a routine method of birth control but rather a backup option when unexpected circumstances arise.

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Types of Emergency Contraception

1. Levonorgestrel-based Pill (UNWANTED) is available over-the-counter. For the most effectiveness, it has to be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. Although it can be taken up to 120 hours later but, efficacy decreases over time. Nausea, fatigue, and changes in menstrual cycle may occur, but these are typically short-lived.

2. Copper Intrauterine Device (IUD) can be inserted by a gynecologist up to 5 days after unprotected sex. It acts as both an emergency contraception and a long-term contraceptive method.

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Timeliness is Key: The sooner emergency contraception is taken, the more effective it is. Efficacy can vary based on where an individual is in their menstrual cycle. Pills are generally available over-the-counter, but prescription-based methods may offer a broader range of choices. Consultation with a gynaecologist will be prudent in order to discuss various aspects of further care. While emergency contraception significantly reduces the risk of pregnancy, it does not offer 100% protection. Regular contraceptive methods should be resumed. It is vital to follow up with an OBGYN if they experience any unexpected side effects or concerns. Emergency contraception is crucial and provides a safety net for those facing unexpected situations. A consultation with a gynecologist who will provide timely and safe advice is vital to protect long-term reproductive health.

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