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When to Use Emergency Contraception?

When to Use Emergency Contraception?

Emergency contraception is contraception which occurs after unprotected sex has taken place or when protected sex has happened and there has been a problem. If you are looking for an emergency contraception service then visit Pearl Chemist Group. We stock the main brands of the morning after pill and can also offer helpful advice about safe sex and different forms of regular contraception.

How to Stop Unwanted Pregnancy?

Unwanted pregnancy can be caused by not using the right contraception or the incidence of correct contraception failing. In these situations, it is possible to control the risk of unwanted pregnancy by using an emergency contraception service which can provide advice and the morning after pill.

How to Prevent Unwanted Pregnancy?

Even with the best forms of contraception, there can always be a minuscule risk of pregnancy in certain situations, for example, forgetting to take the contraceptive pill, being prescribed a course of antibiotics when you are on the pill as there are a couple of specific antibiotics which can affect some forms of hormonally based contraception and, a condom bursting or splitting.  The key to preventing unwanted pregnancy is always to be vigilant so if something goes wrong you are aware and can take appropriate steps to access an emergency contraception service.

What is Emergency Contraception?

Emergency contraception is also called the morning after pill and this works by stopping or delaying the ovaries from releasing an egg.  If sperm has already fertilised the egg then emergency contraception will be too late.

The key with emergency contraception is to take it as quickly as possible as soon as you are aware of the problem as it only works within a fairly brief window; usually 72 hours of the incident of unprotected sex. Always make sure you take both doses of the pill and not just one. There are some emergency contraceptive pills which can be taken as late as five days afterwards but it is more ideal to take them as soon as possible.

For more information on PCG’s emergency contraception service take a look at our website which has more detail about the morning after pill

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