What exactly is crisis contraception?
Crisis contraception can possibly prevent maternity after non-safe sex or should your contraceptive method has failed – for instance, a condom has split or perhaps you’ve missed a capsule.
There are two main kinds:
- The crisis contraceptive tablet (sometimes called the early morning after capsule)
- The IUD (intrauterine unit, or coil)
There are 2 types of crisis contraceptive tablet. Levonelle has got to be used within 72 hours (3 days) of intercourse, and ellaOne has got to be studied within 120 hours (five times) of intercourse. Both pills work by preventing or ovulation that is delayingrelease of an egg). Emergency contraception is the best taken as quickly as possible to work.
The IUD are placed into the womb as much as five times after non-safe sex, or as much as five days following the earliest time you can have ovulated. It may stop an egg from being fertilised or implanting in your womb.
Crisis contraception will not sexually protect against sent infections (STIs).