Emergency Contraception:
The 5 most commonly asked questions.

What's Inside?

When is the best time to take it?

Studies have shown emergency contraceptives are most effective when taken within the first 24 hours following unprotected intercourse.

Is emergency contraception safe?

Yes, excluding all major contraindications, these drugs are safe for most, including smokers, women over 35 years, hypertensives and diabetics.

Taking 1 pill protects for the entire cycle?

No, it does not. It is advisable to continue using your usual method of contraception for the remainder of your cycle such as barrier contraception (condom).

Can I take more than one pill in a month?

It is not recommended due to high levels of hormones which may lead to side effects. Moreover, it is less effective than regular birth control.

When will I get my next period?

Ideally, you should get your period in the same week as your predicted date. The date may shift a bit and the kind of flow may also change from the usual.