Just had unprotected sex and worried about getting pregnant?
There are measures you can take to reduce the chance of pregnancy.
Emergency contraceptive pill or the ‘morning after pill’ is a single dose tablet and is effective for up to 5 days after unprotected sex. It is more effective than the older, postinor-2.
The other alternative, is to have the copper intrauterine device (IUD) inserted within 5 days of the sexual encounter.
This is >99% effective in preventing pregnancy and also acts as a form of long term contraception for up to 5 years.
Do take note, emergency contraception is not 100% guaranteed so if your period is late despite using emergency contraception, please get a pregnancy test done and visit your doctor for further advice.
Lastly, the emergency contraception is only used to reduce the chance of getting pregnant and does not prevent you from getting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). So, if you have had a risky exposure or experiencing any signs and symptoms of an infection, please visit your doctor for a comprehensive STD screening.
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