An unplanned pregnancy can really turn your life upside down. And the trauma that one has to go through after an abortion can put you in a difficult frame of mind. But worry not. Here's a solution -- single-pill emergency contraceptive. It could be the answer to your problems.

Just one pill within 72 hours of unprotected sex is all it takes to prevent a possible pregnancy and a traumatic abortion. After all, prevention is better than abortion. Isn't it?

Pregnancy can take two to four days after unprotected sex. It involves the process of a fertilised egg attaching itself to the womb. You need to act within this time frame to avoid the risk of pregnancy.

Taking the contraceptive as soon as possible can do the trick for you. The sooner you take the pill, the more effective it is. This contraceptive offers you an effective way to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. The need for a single-pill emergency contraceptive may arise in the case of contraceptive failure, unprotected sex, improper use of your regular birth control method or forced sex.

Single-pill emergency contraceptives contain levonorgestrel, a progestogen which helps prevent the implantation of the egg in the uterus and avoids the beginning of pregnancy. It can work in any of the three different ways depending on where you may be in your menstrual cycle.

It may stop an egg from being released from the ovary. If an egg has been released, it may prevent the sperm from fertilising it. And if the egg is already fertilised, it may prevent it from attaching itself to the lining of the womb.

So for those who don't want an unplanned pregnancy, i-pill comes to your rescue. However, take notice that i-pill is not an abortion pill and is ineffective if the pregnancy is established. And, i-pill has no long-term or serious side effects, and is safe to use for almost every woman.