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Morning After Pill DiagramEmergency contraception is a medication that aims to stop women from getting pregnant following unprotected sex or failure of regular contraception (e.g. split condom or missed contraceptive pill).

The term emergency contraception is used because it will only be successful in preventing pregnancy for a short period of time after sex. Also the use of this form of contraception should be reserved for urgent situations, and not be used as regular contraception.

There are two different available ‘morning after pills’ online in the UK: Levonelle and ellaOne. Levonelle 1500 and ellaOne are commonly used as emergency contraception.

Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Mar 11, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

The two ‘morning after pills’ or emergency contraceptive pills differ slightly in the way they work.

Levonelle 1500 contains Levonogestrel which is a synthetic version of the female hormone, progestogen. It acts to prevent pregnancy by stopping or delaying the egg being released (ovulation) and embedded in the womb.

ellaOne contains Ulipristal, which acts to interfere with the action of progestogen and in turn prevents or delays ovulation.

Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Mar 11, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

The effectiveness of emergency contraception and preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex is dependent on certain factors. This includes the period of time that has passed since sexual intercourse.

Levonelle will only work when taken within 72 hours or 3 days of sexual intercourse. It is 95% effective when taken within 12 hours of intercourse. But only 58% effective if taken between 48-72 hours after having sex as effectiveness decreases with time.

EllaOne is 95% effective when taken up to 120 hours or 5 days after hours after unprotected sex.

Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Mar 11, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

Emergency contraception should not be used if you are already pregnant, these medications will not terminate a pregnancy after unprotected sex. You should speak to your GP if you think you are already pregnant.

A pregnancy may be suspected if you’ve had unprotected sexual intercourse or failure of any contraceptive cover already during your current menstrual cycle.

Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Mar 11, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

You can use emergency oral contraception if you are taking the combined (‘the pill’) or progesterone-only (‘mini-pill’) oral contraceptives. However there will be extra precautions you should take depending on which medication you are using.

Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Mar 11, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

You can order the ‘morning after pill’ online in advance of the possibility of sexual intercourse. You can receive your morning after pill via discreet next day delivery. This may be most convenient for some individuals in certain situations. However, long-term contraception should always be considered if you are having regular sexual intercourse and do not want to get pregnant.

Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Mar 11, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

Emergency Contraception is not supposed to be used as regular contraception. If you are having sex regularly there are multiple forms of contraception you can use. Some are available only from your GP, doctor or nurse whilst others can be brought from most pharmacies.

Other methods of contraception options include:

  • Barrier Contraceptives such as condoms, diaphragms or IUD coil
  • Hormonal Contraception which are available for women in the form of patches, injection, implants and tablets (‘the pill’)
  • Intrauterine Devices or Systems (IUS)
  • Vaginal Rings
  • Natural Family Planning
Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Mar 11, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

Emergency contraception is not a form of abortion. It is designed to be used during a short period of time after intercourse. This prevents pregnancy by stopping the implantation of an egg into the womb. Abortion on the other hand involves termination of the foetus up to 24 weeks of pregnancy by law.

It is also important to note that the ‘morning after pill’ and ‘abortion pills’ are completely different medications and thus work differently.

Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Mar 11, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

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