Nowadays, many young couples are not interested in pregnancy in the first years of their marriage and always try to prevent this issue with methods. We talked about these methods in detail in the previous articles. But sometimes fertilization is done unintentionally.
Although the emergency contraceptive method is also known as the “morning-after” method, there is not one morning, but three mornings to do it. 72 hours after the occurrence of a situation with the possibility of pregnancy is a golden opportunity to use emergency methods and prevent the occurrence of unwanted pregnancy. But how exactly?
Emergency contraception can be implemented in one of the following three ways:
1. Taking two HD pills together and repeating it 12 hours later.
2 . Taking four LD pills together and repeating it 12 hours later.
3. Taking two levonorgestrel tablets together.
Although the emergency method seems very simple on the surface, there are tips and details that if not followed may lead to the failure of the treatment or the occurrence of disorders in the user’s health. If you ever need to use this method, knowing these tips will help you experience a less complicated and more successful treatment:
The most important factor in the success or failure of using this method is time. This means that the shorter the time interval between suspected pregnancy and the start of taking pills, the more likely this method will be successful. The best time to take pills is up to 12 hours after sexual intercourse.
There is no doubt that taking two HD pills or four LD pills or two levonorgestrel pills causes nausea in the user. If this nausea is accompanied by vomiting, the withdrawal of the drug from the digestive system will reduce its effectiveness and sometimes reach zero. Therefore, using an anti-nausea drug together with each time of taking these three drugs helps to ensure their effectiveness.
There is no specific method to determine the effectiveness of the medicine used, so if the menstrual bleeding does not start until one week after the scheduled time, it is necessary to see a doctor and check the possibility of pregnancy.
Taking these pills for intercourse is suspected of current pregnancy, for example, if another intercourse was performed a day later, it is futile to hope for the effectiveness of the pills that were used yesterday.
The success rate of levonorgestrel pills in emergency pregnancy prevention is about 99%, and the success rate of LD and HD pills is about 97%. The longer the time between taking the drug and having intercourse increases, the more likely the treatment will fail and pregnancy will occur.
Taking some medications, including antiepileptic drugs, increases the amount of medication needed for emergency contraception. Consulting with the pharmacist and doctor about other drugs used will help this method to be more successful.
If one of the couple suspects AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases, they should know that pregnancy is only one of the risks of having unprotected sex, the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, is always lurking in careless people, and the use of emergency prevention methods Pregnancy has no protective effect to prevent these diseases.
Final note: The word “emergency” or “immediate” in the name of this method reminds the consumer that this method cannot be used as a permanent method of contraception. The maximum number of times allowed to use this method is once per menstrual cycle; Of course, its being allowed does not mean that it is harmless.
Therefore, any consumer who has had to use this method more than once in a not very long period of time; He should think about choosing a permanent method of contraception as soon as possible.