Morning After Pill

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The morning after pill is designed to delay ovulation; furthermore preventing conception. The pill affects the lining of the womb and stops the successful implantation of the embryo. They are to be used only after 72 hours of unprotected intercourse, it will not protect from pregnancy throughout the rest of the women's menstrual cycle . This is an emergency method, not a method of abortion. It is not 100% effective, that's why it shouldn't be used as a common form of birth control. The pill is actually 75-98% effective, but if pregnancy does occur any effects on the fetus are unknown. This pill does not protect against any sexually transmitted diseases To use the pill is very easy, 2 are taken immediately and another 2 taken 12 hours later. Each pill contains 720ug of levonorgestrel.It contains 50x the daily dose as the mini pill, norgeston.

Some of the side effects are nausea within the first 24-48 hours, spotting or cramping and diarrhea, can irregulate your menstrual cycle,vomiting and tender breast. There is a chance that some women can develop a blood clot it's very rare but very serious. Severe abdominal pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, headaches, blurred vision, and maybe severe leg pain can occur.

Contraceptive pills have been described to close for 30 years. During the recent years about one million packs of the morning after pill have been distributed annually. Still despite the variety of contraceptives the rate of abortions is still high and rising every year.