Emergency Contraception

About "Emergency Contraception"

The methods of preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex is known as emergency contraception. Emergency contraception can be achieved by using hormonal pills (emergency contraceptive pills) or copper-bearing intrauterine devices (IUD). They delay or inhibit ovulation, and should be used within 72 hours of unprotected sex.

Related Terms: Emergency Contraceptive Pill, Unprotected Sex, I-pill, Emergency Pill, Pregnancy, Withdrawal Bleeding, Contraceptive Pill

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Emergency Contraception: Alleviate Anxiety About Unwanted Pregnancy
Article Overview: Whenever a female has unprotected intercourse without using any kind of contraception, a chance of pregnancy is present. The female sometimes does not want to bear the risk of having a child at that point in her life. So, emergency contraception options are beneficial in such a case, to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. In this article, we will discuss in detail about the methods of emergency contraception available and their mechanisms.  Read Article »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse has taken place. Methods Hereby, you can see different methods with the dose of drugs. Hormonal pill. IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device). 1. Hormonal pills: Two doses of oral combined contra ...  Read Article »
Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECP) - Safety and Indications
Article Overview: Emergency contraception is meant for emergency use to prevent unwanted pregnancy. It is not an abortion pill and is not for regular use, as it has side effects.  Read Article »
Dr. Sujata Mittal
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Safety and Indications: Nearly half of the pregnancies are unintended, and this is particularly true for teenagers all over the world. Unsafe abortions are a major cause of maternal mortality in some countries, accounting for approximately 8 % of maternal deaths. As science has progressed, there h ...  Read Article »
I had bleeding after taking I-pill. Was it periods or withdrawal bleeding?
Query: Hello doctor, I had taken a pill and got bleeding. I thought it was periods because I had little cramps but that bleeding was so light and it lasted for three to four days. After that I had protected sex two weeks back but to be complete sure I took another pill two days later and my periods was du...  Read Full »
Dr. Deepti Kurmi
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I-pill is emergency contraception. It should be taken not more than once or twice in a year. It has many serious side effects. Secondly, you took I-pill twice in one month would definitely create some hormonal imbalance which might take a couple of weeks to settle. I...  Read Full »
Will taking the first four Yasmin pills stop unwanted pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee took four Yasmin pills as emergency contraception. But after that, she felt so weak and had heavy breathing. So due to that, we decided not to take another four pills after 12 hours. Will the first four pills stop unplanned pregnancy? That was taken within less than 30 hour...  Read Full »
Dr. Sameer Kumar
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Using Yasmin pills for emergency contraception follows the Yuzpe regimen where oral contraceptive pills are used as ECP within 72 hours of last intercourse. As the first four pills have been taken by her after 30 hours of intercourse as per the regimen, so the next s...  Read Full »
Took unwanted 72 after having an unprotected sex. Will I be pregnant?
Query: Dear Doctor, I had unprotected sex. She took unwanted 72 within 12 hours. Will she be pregnant? In case she becomes pregnant, suggest any options other than abortion.  Read Full »
Dr. Gowrimeena
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting your query at icliniq. You have taken emergency contraception as advised. That is very good. 99% of the times this will work well, but her menstrual period may be delayed. At this point you do not have to do anything. If the periods are delayed more than a week then you ha...  Read Full »
Where and which emergency contraceptive pill should I buy?
Query: Hello doctor, I just want to ask that where can I buy an EC pill? I had unprotected sex last night at 12 AM and I wanted an emergency contraceptive but I do not know what to buy and where to buy it.  Read Full »
Dr. Uzma Arqam
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have Levonorgestrel 1.5 gm emergency contraception orally but if you have epilepsy or any medications that you are using, then dose would be higher 3 gm. This is the original name and many brands are available for it. It should be taken within 48 to 72 hours of ...  Read Full »
I would like to know the medicine to avoid pregnancy. Please guide.
Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know the medicines to avoid pregnancy as we had unprotected sex five days back and she forgot to take pills. Now, we want to get rid of this unwanted pregnancy. Please guide.  Read Full »
Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your problem. She is a little late to take emergency contraception too. May I know in which day of cycle is she in? Anyway, she can take I-pill now also even if it may not have 100 percent effect, but there is no harm taking it. Otherwise, in such situations ...  Read Full »
I took I-pill thrice in the last one week and now have delayed periods. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,My husband and I had unprotected sex multiple times on the 7th, 8th and 14th. I took an I-pill on the 8th, 9th and 15th morning, within 12 hours of intercourse all the three times. I did not get my periods on the 13th as expected. Is there a chance of pregnancy? Today is the 20th and I...  Read Full »
Dr. Sujata Mittal
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to understand that these are hormonal medicines and meant for emergency contraception and not for routine use as they can disturb and disrupt your cycles and can cause irregularities in your periods and even lead to ovarian failure. You cannot consecutively ...  Read Full »
I have a pulling sensation in my vagina. Is this a side effect of the morning-after pills?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I have a minor issue. About a month and a half ago, there was an incident where the condom broke. About 36 hours later, my husband got me four of the morning-after pills, and I took them all at once. Three days later, I started experiencing nausea, soreness of ...  Read Full »
Dr. Jimesh H Mavani
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please let me know if you were previously pregnant. Since you took the emergency contraception pill within 36 hours, and you got your period after the intercourse, you are not pregnant. The emergency contraception pills are progesterone tablets. It is a hormone no...  Read Full »
I have mixed the order of birth control pills. Should I take Plan B to prevent pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. Currently, I am taking Viorele 28 day birth control. I mixed up my third week's pills. I had the Saturday's pill on Friday and Friday's pill on Saturday. I had unprotected sex last night, and I was wondering if I should take Plan B today. The pill which I had earlier wa...  Read Full »
Dr. Sameer Kumar
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no apparent need to be worried or to take a Plan B (emergency contraception) simply because Viorele 28 is a 26 active pill and 2 placebo pill pack. So, you have interchanged active pills, which have the same hormonal content. As you have taken them on time, it...  Read Full »


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