Morning After Pill

Emergency contraceptives are medicines taken within 5 days of unprotected sex. The earlier these medicines are taken, the better. Medical experts confirm that the risks do not outweigh the benefits of these ‘morning after pills’.


  • Emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy
  • Effective prescription medication available


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Morning After Pill

2 treatment(s) for Morning After Pill

EllaOne
  • Emergency hormonal contraceptive treatment
  • Referred to as morning after pill
  • Taken after unprotected sex
Levonelle 1500
  • It is an emergency contraceptive pill
  • Can be used within 72 hours of unprotected sex
  • Do not use it as a regular contraceptive


DescriptionCausesTypes of treatmentQuestions and answers

An emergency contraceptive pill is an immediate method for females to avoid pregnancy. This stops you from getting pregnant if you have had an unprotected sex. However, it is not recommended on a daily basis. This pill prevents the released of the egg from ovaries. Moreover, it does not allow the sperm to fertilize the egg.


You should take the emergency contraceptive pills within 24 hours of unprotected sex. Although recommended time last for 72 hours, the pill reduces its efficiency with time. The effectiveness of this is around 98% when taken with 24 hours. If you vomit after taking the pill, immediately take another one. The emergency pill does not work for women who weigh more than 70 kg.


To learn more about morning after pill, see the comprehensive patient information leaflet


How Effective is Emergency Contraception

The morning after pill is an effective form of contraceptive but is in no way as reliable as the conventional planned contraception methods. Hence, it should only be used in times of emergency such as directly after unprotected sex or after the failure of a primary form of contraption such as a split condom.


You have a good chance to prevent pregnancy if the emergency pill is taken within 72 hours after sex. However, delay in the medication reduces its effectiveness in the body. This pill is not for regular use.


Working out the exact effectiveness rate of this contraceptive is difficult due to many factors. Firstly, not every woman would become pregnant with unprotected sex. This makes it hard to work out which women would have actually had their pregnancies effectively avoided, and which wouldn’t have been pregnant in the first place. It is estimated that only 6-8% of women would fall pregnant after an unprotected sex just once. If these women decide to take the morning after pill, 10-15% would still end up becoming pregnant.


A couple of side effects are also noted with emergency pills: feeling sick and small risk of ectopic pregnancy,

Types of Treatment


Using Coil

The most effective treatment of emergency contraception would be to have a coil inserted into the vagina by a GMC registered doctor. This can be done up to five days after engaging in unprotected sex. Once it has been inserted, you will gain instant, as well as ongoing contraception. Out of all emergency contraceptives, this, by far, is the most effective and convenient method to avoid pregnancy.


Pills

You can also use emergency contraceptive pills. An emergency contraceptive pill is an immediate method for females to avoid pregnancy. This stops you from getting pregnant if you have had an unprotected sex. However, it is not recommended on a daily basis. This pill prevents the released of the egg from ovaries. Moreover, it does not allow the sperm to fertilize the egg.


You should take the emergency contraceptive pills within 24 hours of unprotected sex. Although recommended time last for 72 hours, the pill reduces its efficiency with time. The effectiveness of this is around 98% when taken with 24 hours. If you vomit after taking the pill, immediately take another one. The emergency pill does not work for women who weigh more than 70 kg. There are a couple of side effects: Feeling sick and small risk of ectopic pregnancy.



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Who can use the morning after pill?

The morning after pill is available online to women strictly above 18 years of age, usually to order in preparation for a future potential contraceptive emergency. However, if you need help urgently, you will need to visit your GP or a GUM clinic as soon as possible. Levonelle medicine is widely available to purchase over-the-counter for girls aged 16 years and above.


How does it work?

The morning after pills work by delaying or stopping ovulation. Sperm can survive for a maximum of 120 hours (5 days) in the female body after engaging in sex. If ovulation does not happen within this time frame, fertilization will not occur. The lining of the womb may also get affected by the medicine. This will decrease the chances of implantation even further.


Will it prevent contracting STIs?

NO. Only contraceptives which contain a physical barrier (condoms) help prevent against STIs.


Which morning-after pills are available in the UK?

There are currently two different types of pills available: Levonelle and EllaOne.



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