This is a method
of contraception used before menstruation is missed
as an emergency procedure to prevent pregnancy
- Unprotected inter
- Expected failure
of contraceptive method like slippage of condom,
bursting of condom, forgotten to take two or
more contraceptive pills, premature
ejaculation in couples practicing coitus interrupts
Link to Natural Family Planning methods regularly.
unprotected isolated intercourse happens at
some odd moments in couples otherwise using
cases of rapes and incest.
a single act of sexual exposure in young girls,
as happens sometimes among college and university
The method should
be reserved for emergency situations and should
not be used as an ongoing method of contraception
on regular basis. This is so because of relatively
high failure rate and high incidences of irregular
effective is the Morning after Pill?
have sex without birth control, your risk of becoming
pregnant depends on where you are in your menstrual
cycle. During your most fertile days midway
between two menstrual periods the risk of becoming
pregnant could be as high as 30%.
a multi center study, following the standard YUZPE
Regina the WHO has found a failure rate of about
10%. (? Is it 5%)If you are already pregnant,
or had unprotected intercourse within the 10 days
prior to the current 72-hour period you are NOT
a candidate for the Morning after Pill.
Combination of ethinyl estradiol 0.1 mg with
1mg of db- norgestrel, taken twice 12 hours
apart i.e. Oral 2 tablets stat and repeat
after 12 hours. The drugs should be taken within
(ads) 72 hours of unprotected coitus (if you
are late, not more than 5 days visit to a health
care professional, he/she can help you out by
insertion an IUD).
risks to the foetus following failure are
- Development of
limb defect and cardiovascular defect, but the
chances are very remote or nil.
- Development of
vaginal adenosis and
adenocarcinoma in the children. (rare) Due to
pressure of tube risks it is suggested that
in case the method fails, it is better to undergo
early p-------- of pregnancy. Link to Abortion.
can I get the Morning after Pill?
You can receive the Morning after Pill at
the Family Planning Center or with the Gynecologist.
Go as soon as possible since the medication must
be started within 72 hours after intercourse.
are the si d e
effects of the Morning after Pill?
Common side effects during MAP treatment are
nausea or vomiting. Less common are headache,
breast tenderness, dizziness, and fluid retention.
For most women the MAP is a simple and safe option
for reducing the chance of pregnancy after unprotected
intercourse. However, if you should experience
any of the following symptoms on the "ACHES" list,
contact your health care provider immediately.
- A abdominal
- C hest
pain (severe), cough, or shortness of breath.
- H eadache
(severe), dizziness, weakness, or numbness.
- E ye
problems (vision loss or blurring), speech problems.
- S evere
leg pain (calf or thigh).
soon will I get my period?
50% of women will have a period within a week
of taking the MAP. Most of the remaining 50% will
menstruate within 21 days. Remember that your
next menstrual period may be irregular, heavy.
If you do not get your period after three weeks,
it will be important for you to return to the
health care personnel for an examination and pregnancy
should I start using birth control?
using an effective ongoing method of birth control
immediately. The morning after pill is meant only
for onetime protection. Also protect yourself
from HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases
by using a condom every
time you have sex.