Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception

Postby Favor on 02 Nov 2012, 09:41

Emergency contraception or emergency birth control uses either emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) or a Copper-T intrauterine device (IUD) to help prevent pregnancy following unprotected vaginal intercourse. ;) ;)
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Re: Emergency Contraception

Postby Gift1 on 02 Nov 2012, 09:44

The purpose of emergency contraception may be used to prevent pregnancy after vaginal intercourse.For example, when a birth control method was not used. Young people, in particular, may not be prepared for their first experience of sexual intercourse.
A condom broke or slipped and ejaculation occurred within the woman's vagina. The male failed to withdraw from the vagina before ejaculation. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Emergency Contraception

Postby Joyce on 02 Nov 2012, 09:50

Hi Gift1, it can also be that, a woman failed to take her birth control pills, a diaphragm, cap, or shield slipped out of place, followed by ejaculation within the vagina. a woman's "safe days" were miscalculated, a woman was raped or otherwise forced to have unprotected intercourse. 8-) 8-)
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Re: Emergency Contraception

Postby Lis on 02 Nov 2012, 09:52

Women who missed taking their oral contraceptives may consider emergency contraception if:
A new packet of pills was started at least two days late.
Two to four of the first seven active (hormone-containing) pills (days 1-7) were missed.
Five or more active pills were missed consecutively. :x :x :x :x
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Re: Emergency Contraception

Postby Mado on 02 Nov 2012, 09:55

Hello!!! On average eight out of every 100 fertile women will become pregnant after having one episode of unprotected vaginal intercourse during the second or third week of their menstrual cycle. Following treatment with combined ECPs, only two of those 100 women will become pregnant—a 75% reduction. Following treatment with progestin-only ECPs, only one woman out of the 100 will become pregnant—an 89% reduction. Following emergency insertion of an IUD there is a 99.9% reduction in the risk of pregnancy. :P :P
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Re: Emergency Contraception

Postby Favor on 02 Nov 2012, 10:12

For precautions, emergency contraception does not work after the onset of pregnancy; nor should it be used as a regular method of birth control. ECPs do not prevent pregnancy from intercourse that occurs following the treatment; another birth control method must be used to prevent pregnancy. Although ECPs will not affect an existing pregnancy and will not harm the fetus, emergency contraception should not be used if a woman is already pregnant. :P :P
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Re: Emergency Contraception

Postby Gift1 on 02 Nov 2012, 10:13

Frequent use of ECPs can result in irregular or unpredictable menstrual periods. Additional doses of ECPs usually do not reduce the risk of pregnancy and they increase the risk of side effects including nausea and vomiting. :(
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Re: Emergency Contraception

Postby Joyce on 02 Nov 2012, 10:14

Almost all women can use emergency contraception safely, even those who cannot use oral contraceptives as a regular method of birth control because of heart disease, blood clots, stroke, or other cardiovascular problems. The anti-convulsive medication Dilantin may reduce the effectiveness of ECPs. Some physicians recommend doubling the first of the two ECP doses if taken with Dilantin. :( :o
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Re: Emergency Contraception

Postby Lis on 02 Nov 2012, 10:16

Progestin-only ECPs (POPs) are not recommended for women who:
-may be pregnant already
-have a hypersensitivity to any component of the medication
-have abnormal, undiagnosed genital bleeding. :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Emergency Contraception

Postby Mado on 02 Nov 2012, 10:24

Copper-T IUDs should not be used for emergency contraception if a woman:
-is pregnant
-has a history of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) that has impaired her fertility
-has one of numerous other conditions affecting her reproductive system
-has—or is currently at risk for contracting—a sexually transmitted disease (STD) such as HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, or gonorrhea, since IUD insertion can introduce infectious agents into the sterile uterine cavity. :( :(
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