If you don't want to avoid becoming pregnant, you can take a contraceptive in addition to using a condom.
Violett's doctors and health professionals can give you more information about the different birth control methods and you decide which of these suits you best.
You can contact us if you want:
- Information about contraceptives.
- A prescription for contraceptives.
- An IUD (intra-uterine device) inserted.
- A contraceptive injection.
- Get the emergency (morning-after) pill.
The Emergency or morning-after pill
If you are not taking any form of birth control and you had unsafe sex, you can resort to the morning-after or emergency pill to protect yourself against pregnancy.
- How does it work?
- The morning-after pill contains a hormone (levonorgestrel) that prevents the release of eggs in the uterus. The sooner you take the morning-after pill after unprotected sex, the better.
- There is an emergency pill available without prescription that works up to 3 days after unsafe sex.
- There is also an emergency pill available without prescription that works up to 5 days after you had unsafe sex.
- Possible side effects
- In some women: vomiting, headaches or breast tenderness. These complaints usually disappear within 2 days.
- Your period may be delayed or come earlier than expected and can be heavier than usual.
- Contact your GP if you vomit within 4 hours of taking the morning-after pill or have water-thin diarrhoea. It may be wise to take an extra pill, and medication to prevent vomiting.
- The morning-after pill doesn’t protect you against pregnancy next time you have sex.
- You can take the morning-after pill more than once in one month, but your cycle may become disrupted.
- It might be advisable to opt for a regular contraceptive if you need the morning-after pill more than twice a year. Discuss this with a doctor or health worker.
- In practice
- You can buy the morning-after pill at the pharmacy.
- You can also contact a doctor or health professional at Violett if you need this pill.
- Is it too late to take the morning-after pill and did you have unprotected sex in the past 6 days? You could have an emergency IUD inserted to prevent pregnancy. Discuss this with your doctor.
Do you have any further questions about the morning-after pill?
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