There are multiple methods of birth control available, in present times and all anyone has to do is find the right method for themselves and then they do not need to worry. Almost every couple, who presently does not need children, have their methods of contraception down and they are careful when it comes to it. However, there are instances where a critical situation comes up and people have to opt for an emergency contraception pill.
WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY PILL?
An emergency contraception pill, also known as the “morning-after pill’, as the name suggests is a pill taken after sex if there are either signs of some trouble, such as breaking of a condom or the couple engaged in intercourse without any protection whatsoever.
WHEN SHOULD I TAKE AN EMERGENCY PILL?
One very important thing is that the emergency pill is not a form of contraception that is meant to be used regularly. If your sexual partner and you have a consistent sexual cycle then you should not depend upon emergency pills. You should visit your doctor, and get a more regular form of contraception yourself..
If in case, circumstances put you in a situation where you know that an emergency pill is your only option, you can always take it.
You have to note that an emergency pill does not assure 100% effectiveness. It’s only meant to lower the chances of getting pregnant. So, you can get pregnant even after taking a pill.
The effectiveness of the pill decreases with time, so the sooner after sex you take it, greater are the chances of you not getting pregnant.
EFFECTS OF THE PILL
In most cases, the pill causes nausea, headaches, and can even affect your menstrual cycle.