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What is the Emergency Contraception Pill?
The emergency contraception pill, also known as emergency birth control or morning after pill, is the latest precaution a woman can take in order to avoid getting pregnant.
Which types of Emergency Contraception Pills are there?
There are two types of emergency contraception pills:
- Levonelle: can be taken up to 72 hours (3 days) after having an unprotected sexual intercourse and can be bought at your local pharmacy or prescribed free of charge.
- EllaOne: is a new pill that can be taken up to 120 hours (5 days) after having an unprotected sexual intercourse and is only available on prescription.
However, you should know that the effectiveness of this pill decreases with time, so you should take it as soon as you can after the unprotected sexual intercourse. You should check with your doctor if you are close to the 72nd-hour or 120th-hour limit.
How do they work?
Levonelle contains levonorgestrel, a synthetic form of progesterone, which is a natural female hormone. By taking the pill your body intakes high doses of this hormone which is thought to trick your system and prevent pregnancy in three ways. First, it makes it difficult for the sperm to fertilise an egg, as it increases the thickness of the natural coating found in the cervix. Second, it prevents an egg from being released. Third, even if the egg is fertilised and released, the active ingredient changes the lining of the womb and makes it hard for the egg to implant itself.
EllaOne prevents the pregnancy by preventing the egg to be released, which in turn prevents the sperm to meet the egg. It also makes the womb an unreceptive environment for the implantation of the egg.
How do I take the pill?
As aforementioned, the pills are most effective when taken as soon as possible after having unprotected sexual intercourse.
Levonelle: take one dose. If you vomit within two hours of swallowing it, you should consult your doctor, pharmacy or clinic as you will need to take another dose as soon as you can. Levonelle is not thought to be harmful to an already developing baby or when breastfeeding.
EllaOne: take one dose with or without food. If you vomit within three hours of swallowing it, you should consult your doctor, pharmacy or clinic as you will need to take another dose as soon as you can. It is not advised to take EllaOne when breastfeeding as the effects are unknown.
The emergency contraception pill is NOT the most effective way of preventing pregnancy and therefore should not be used as a regular contraceptive method. Furthermore, it is important to highlight that these type of contraceptive methods do not protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).