A Contraception Presentation
When you hear the term emergency contraception, you may wonder what the heck it is. Well first things first, emergency contraception is a safe way to prevent a pregnacy from occurring after unprotected sexual intercourse.
This method is directed mainly towards the use of females.
How Does Emergency Contraception Work?
Emergency Contraception stops the releasing of an egg, which stops the sperm from meeting the egg. It also stops a fertilized egg from reaching the uterine lining, and attaching to it.
The pill must be used at a minimum of 3 days after unprotected sex in order to get the best results.
How Do I Obtain Emergency Contraception? Also, How Much Does Emergency Contraception Cost?
The Cost of Emergency Contraception ~ The costs of emergency contraception can vary. Some methods range from $30-$65. There are other methods such as the IUD that cost $500-$900.
How Effective Is Emergency Contraception?
Advantages Of Using Emergency Contraception
- Covered by almost all health & medical insurances.
- Most methods can be obtained without a prescription from your doctor.
- You can have sexual intercourse unprotected and not become pregnant for up to five days after taking Emergency Contraception.
Disadvantages Of Using Emergency Contraception
- Can cause side effects such as bleeding between periods, nausea, stomachache, & weight gain.
- May not work and result in a pregnancy.
- Doesn't protect against STIs.