Emergency Contraception Tests Treatment Diagnosis Causes

A form of birth control, emergency conception may be used if you have had unprotected sex. That can happen if your regular birth control method fails. Examples are the condom breaks during sex, you have forgotten to take your birth control pills, or you do not take birth control pills. Two methods of emergency contraception are available. First is in the form of special birth control pills, and the second, a small intrauterine device (IUD), that is placed in your uterus.
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The special birth control pills are hormonal pills, which are to be taken in two doses, and may be started as soon after unprotected sex as possible. The first dose should be within 120 hours (5 days), and the second 12 hours after the first. To learn more, consult your doctor, or get more information from http://www.plannedparenthood.org/ec/. An IUD, placed in your uterus within 7 days can also prevent unplanned pregnancy.

If used in time, emergency birth control pills can be very effective. It can reduce the chances of conception by 75% to 89%. IUDs are also very effective, and can reduce the risk by 99%. However, emergency contraception should not be your main method. It is less effective then regular methods of conception.

You should be able to take emergency birth control pills if you can take regular birth control pills. You should not use these if you are already pregnant; have blood clots or breast cancer. Consult your doctor about whether this form of emergency contraception is suitable for you. If you have any sexually transmitted disease, or have been raped, you should not use an IUD. Again, consult your doctor about other options.

Emergency Contraception Tests  Emergency birth control pills work by preventing your ovaries from releasing an egg, preventing and egg from being fertilized, or can prevent the fertilized egg from attaching itself to the wall of the uterus. The IUD cannot stop your ovaries from releasing an egg, but it can prevent the egg from being fertilized and it can stop the fertilized egg from attaching itself to the uterine wall.
There may be some side effects of emergency birth control. The pills can make you feel sick for a couple of days, although progestin-only pills may not make you feel as sick as the ones containing estrogen and progestin. If you vomit within an hour of taking the pill, you may need to take another dose. IUDs can induce bleeding between periods. Consult your doctor about how they work.

Your period may come earlier of later than usual after you take emergency birth control pills. Talk to your doctor if it does not happen within 21 days of taking the pills. If your normal form of birth control is a diaphragm, spermicidal or a condom, you may go back to your normal regimen, right away. However, if you use the pill, contraceptive patch or vaginal ring, talk to your doctor about it. You might talk to your doctor about how to get emergency contraception, or having a prescription on hand, just in case.

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