Birth Control Pills / Contraceptive Pills – Types, Advantages & Risks

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Emergency contraception or Post-coital Contraception

Emergency contraceptives are used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse. It should be used within three days after the intercourse.

Emergency contraception is otherwise called as Post-coital contraception. The alternative names such as morning after contraception or the morning after pill are very misleading because emergency contraception can be used before the morning, after the morning or up to three days after the intercourse but it is very effective when taken within 24-48 hrs. It is a method of preventing pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse. It usually produces a sudden burst of hormones in the body and upsets the normal hormone pathway required for pregnancy. It is used as the first line of treatment for sexual assault victims. It is available without a prescription. It is available as a single dose or split into 2 doses taken 12 hours apart within 72 hours of sexual intercourse.


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What are the side effects of taking contraceptive pills? Do all women who take this pills face the side effects? Is there any way to avoid this side effects?
sheena_hines Monday, July 21, 2014
i had sex on 3rd day of menstrual cycle. and it did not occur again after 35 day. can i pregnant.
yogendra1993 Wednesday, March 26, 2014
What happens when virgin takes M-pill, not knowing that she is a virgin? Anything serious happens?
Chinni123 Friday, March 21, 2014
my wife mensus was on 5th aug we had sex on 18th how to control birth
vkgtss61 Wednesday, September 4, 2013
i am 17 years old. i had sex before 2 months and i takes i-pill after 2 month.can i be pregnent.
aisha786 Friday, August 30, 2013
Where is the male birth control pill????
deeeddeeeeeeeee Saturday, August 3, 2013
If a woman start to take birth control at the age 33 yr old is it will also help them to reduces risk of ovarian or other cancers? or you have to take it when you are very young?
justwondering Friday, July 26, 2013
If any woman takes Birth control Pill's for long period i.e. 20 years contuniously . Is it Harmful for her body what side effects will found
Tejas.92 Saturday, June 29, 2013
i have taken uv72 in sep 2012 but in this month april my period has not come for last 2 months what shud i do and i have checked i am not pregnant
as09222 Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Hey,my gf is having some mensuration cycle problem,nd usually miss the cycle some time,treatment is going on for that nd now she is normal from 2 months,can she take contraceptive pills in case of emergency.
khan3792 Monday, April 22, 2013
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