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A pill to your rescue

Anxiety, uneasiness, anger, fear, self pity, regret, loneliness, shame...  there's so much trauma one has to go through after an abortion resulting from an unwanted pregnancy. But guess what, all of this could have been avoided in the first place.



A single-pill emergency contraceptive 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?

It takes 72 hours to prevent an unplanned pregnancy after unprotected sex. Pregnancy can take two to four days. 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 and not later than 72 hours can do the trick for you. The sooner you take the pill, the more effective it is. It is 95 per cent effective within 24 hours of unprotected sex, 85 per cent between 25-48 hours and 58 per cent if taken between 49-72 hours.

This contraceptive offers you an effective way to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. The need for an 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 being released from the ovary. If an egg has been released, it may prevent the sperm from fertilizing 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, the i-pill comes to your rescue. i-pill is not an abortion pill  and is ineffective if the pregnancy is established. However, i-pill has no long-term or serious side effects, and is safe to use for almost every woman.

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