Tip 2: Emergency contraception: just in case
You will need
- - hormonal agents, for example, “Ginepriston”, “Agesta”, “Eskapel” or “Postinor”;
- - intrauterine device;
- - consultation of the gynecologist.
Basically, hormonal drugs are used as emergency contraception. It is important to understand that this method is only suitable for single use, after a strong dose of hormones, the body must recover at least several cycles, otherwise hormonal disorders are inevitable. Be sure to follow the instructions for use.
Modern anti-progestogen drugs, which are taken within 72 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse, include Ginepriston and Ageest. They can be taken at any stage of the menstrual cycle, they inhibit ovulation, prevent the formation of the ovum. Tablets "Agesta" is also used to terminate pregnancy in the early stages, but only in the presence of a gynecologist.
One of the modern progestin drugs is Eskapel, which can be used within 72 hours after sexual intercourse. The earlier a pill is taken, the more effective is the contraceptive effect. A stronger remedy is Mifegin or Mifepristone, it can be used only in the presence of a doctor, but it can help get rid of an unwanted pregnancy for up to 8 weeks.
An old-time, but sure means of emergency contraception is Postinor. It contains shock doses of hormones, almost always leads to irregularities of the menstrual cycle, since it strongly "hits" the ovaries. It can be used no more than twice a year, and it is better for girls with well-established hormonal balance over 18 years old.
The use of hormonal emergency contraceptives require increased attention to the state of health. If the menstrual flow has become too long or abundant, there is pain in the lower abdomen, signs of pregnancy - you should immediately contact your gynecologist. In addition, do not forget that unprotected sex with an untested partner can lead to various sexually transmitted diseases.
Another method of emergency contraception is the installation of an intrauterine device. It should be delivered within 5-7 days after sexual contact, in this case the fertilized egg will not be able to penetrate the uterus. This is a more effective method compared with shock doses of hormones, but is suitable mainly for women who have given birth.
The intrauterine device is placed for several years, but it can be removed at any time. This is a suitable option for a married woman, but with frequent casual contact, constant change of partners, it is better to use barrier methods. In addition, the doctor refuses to urgently establish the spiral, if in the past a woman often suffered from inflammation of the uterus, appendages, or ovaries, in this case, you should start taking antibiotics in advance.