Morning-after pill - emergency contraception
WHEN IS THE "MORNING-AFTER PILL" AN OPTION?
- When no other contraceptive method has been used for any reason.
- When a contraceptive method has failed: bursting of the condom, tear (fingernail) in the condom, slipping of the diaphragm, etc.
- If the woman was forced to have sexual intercourse
The "morning-after pill" is not a contraceptive for all days. They are emergency pills that can still prevent pregnancy immediately after a night of lovemaking with an "incident". They contain a much larger amount of hormones than the normal pill and prevent the fertilized egg from implanting in the uterine lining.
WHEN AND HOW IS THE MORNING-AFTER PILL TAKEN?
The tablets must be taken no later than 48 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse.