You may have heard about The Morning After Pill, also known as Emergency contraception (EC). EC is meant to be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure, to dramatically lower the risk of getting pregnant. These are typically high doses of hormones like those found in birth control pills.
There are cautions and risks which will listed on the package or on an insert in the package. It is strongly recommended that you read all the information prior to taking the Morning AFter Pill or Emergency Contraceptives.
It is important to know that if you are already pregnant taking EC will not end a viable pregnancy. Also, if you have trouble with Birth Control pills it is best to discuss any use of EC with your medical provider.
Potential side effects:
Long-term side effects may include:
If an egg has been fertilized (conception), and you take the pill, the pill will work to prevent the egg from implanting in your uterine wall. If this happens, an abortion will occur, because the egg has already been fertilized. The fertilization of an egg can occur as early as 15 minutes after intercourse. The fertilized egg contains all 46 human chromosomes. These chromosomes are the complex genetic design that will determine the hair, sex, eye color, skin tone and height of a child. Medically and scientifically human life begins at conception. There is debate as to when that human life is to be valued and protected. This is something you need to consider when thinking about EC.
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